"Maggie Hassan has Been a Steadfast Ally and a Champion for Equality, Helping New Hampshire Become One of the First States to Achieve Marriage Equality and Cosponsoring the Equality Act"
CONCORD — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — congratulated HRC-endorsed Maggie Hassan on her reelection to the U.S. Senate from New Hampshire.
Human Rights Campaign National Campaign Director Geoff Wetrosky released the following statement:
“By re-electing Senator Hassan, New Hampshire voters reaffirmed their commitment to the most basic rights and freedoms Granite Staters have long supported, including LGBTQ+ rights, voting rights, and reproductive rights. Throughout her time in public service, Maggie Hassan has been a steadfast ally and a champion for equality, helping New Hampshire become one of the first states to achieve marriage equality and cosponsoring the Equality Act. The Human Rights Campaign congratulates her on her victory and we look forward to continuing our work together.”
Maggie Hassan has been a long-time advocate for equality, working tirelessly to ensure all citizens have the right to participate in their community and in our nation’s democracy. In her time as State Senator, she championed the fight for marriage equality and helped New Hampshire become one of the first states to pass legislation ensuring access to legal marriage for all. As Governor, she continued fighting for all members of the LGBTQ+ community, issuing a historic executive order extending vitally important non-discrimination protections to transgender people in New Hampshire with respect to government employment, contracts, and programs. She has been a vital ally in the U.S. Senate, cosponsoring the Equality Act, helping lead the fight in the Senate to ban conversion therapy, and working to pass legislation to protect LGBTQ+ students on college campuses from bullying.
HRC’s Commitment to New Hampshire
HRC worked this year to engage our volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize the nearly 400,000 Equality Voters in New Hampshire in support of Sen. Hassan and other pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot. Equality Voters are a voting bloc of demographically and geographically diverse Americans who are united by the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality. Equality Voters are younger, more racially diverse, and more female than the general electorate, they recognize and trust the HRC brand, and they are more likely to identify with issue-specific organizations than candidates or political parties.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
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