LAS VEGAS - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Kate Marshall for Nevada Lieutenant Governor.
“Kate Marshall’s commitment to equality and years of service to the people of Nevada make her the clear choice for voters,” said HRC Nevada State Manager Briana Escamilla. “As Lieutenant Governor, I have no doubt she will work hard to advance equality in the Silver State. HRC is proud to endorse Kate Marshall’s bid to be the next Lieutenant Governor of the state of Nevada.”
“The Human Rights Campaign has been and continues to be on the front lines for the fight for the dignity and equality for all people. I’m honored to receive their support in my campaign for Lieutenant Governor,” said Kate Marshall. “An open and inclusive Nevada isn’t just morally just, but economically advantageous as well. As your next Lieutenant Governor, I look forward to working with HRC to ensure that our state is on the right side of history.”
As the former Nevada State Treasurer and Senior Deputy Attorney General for the state of Nevada, Kate Marshall has spent her career working to make Nevada safer and protect the rights of every Nevadan. She has been a longtime supporter of LGBTQ equality.
Marshall will be facing Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson, who has repeatedly sought to undermine the rights of LGBTQ Nevadans. During his time in the Nevada State Senate, Roberson has supported a federal constitutional amendment barring marriage equality, as well as the repeal of legislation that would have extended marriage benefits to same-sex partners, before marriage equality became the law of the land. He has opposed bills protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, and has spoken out against efforts that would require Nevada school districts to adopt gender diverse policies protecting all students.
HRC recently announced a bold, proactive grassroots expansion with the launch of HRC Rising -- a campaign to accelerate progress in states from coast-to-coast, resist the politics of hate, fight anti-LGBTQ legislation, and fuel pro-equality candidates and initiatives. The campaign is the biggest strategic expansion in the organization’s 38-year history and will include significant investments in Nevada. HRC has identified more than 455,000 Nevadans as likely Equality Voters, meaning they are strong supporters of progressive LGBTQ policies including marriage equality, adoption by LGBTQ people, and laws that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
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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