Human Rights Campaign Endorses Linda Coleman for North Carolina Lieutenant Governor

by HRC Staff

WASHINGTON -- Today the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Linda Coleman for the office of North Carolina Lieutenant Governor. The office is currently held by Dan Forest.

“Working with Roy Cooper as governor, Linda Coleman will help repair the damage inflicted on North Carolina and ensure everyone, including LGBTQ people, can live free from fear of discrimination,” said HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof. “Linda Coleman is a leader who believes in fairness and equality, and HRC is proud to endorse her campaign.”

Coleman’s opponent. Dan Forest, has been one of Pat McCrory’s biggest defenders on HB2, launching vile smears to defend the dangerous law. Forest ludicrously claimed that HB2 was an “anti-discrimination law,” even though it writes discrimination into state law and prevents local communities from passing their own non-discrimination ordinances.

HRC has endorsed pro-equality candidates up and down the ticket this year in North Carolina, including Roy Cooper for Governor, Deborah Ross for U.S. Senate and candidates for the General Assembly.

With a population that exceeds the margin of victory in recent presidential elections, the LGBTQ vote has the power to play a pivotal role in the outcome of elections in North Carolina this year.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Paid for by Human Rights Campaign PAC and authorized by Linda Coleman for Lt. Gov.

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