Human Rights Campaign Statement on MN Supreme Court Certifying Al Franken's Senate Victory

by HRC Staff

Washington - The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, issued the following response today in reaction to the Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling that certified Al Franken as the winner in last year's United States Senate election.

"Senator-elect Franken has been a long time supporter and strong advocate for fairness and equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. His leadership in the United States Senate will help to ensure that all people in Minnesota, and throughout the country, are treated equally," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "We were honored to endorse Senator-elect Franken's candidacy last March and we look forward to working with him in the US Senate to promote the basic tenet of our democracy that all Americans have full equality under the law."

Human Rights Campaign members in Minnesota were a key component of Al Franken's army of volunteers during last year's Senate campaign. In addition to our volunteer Minnesota members, the Human Rights Campaign also deployed three staff members to the state to help turn out voters and supporters for Franken during the campaign's "get-out-the-vote" effort. Whether it was hosting house parties, meet and greet events or online fundraising, the Human Rights Campaign played an integral part in helping to ensure that Minnesota sent pro-equality candidate Al Franken to the United States Senate.

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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