Hillary Clinton Gets Support From Nation’s Biggest Gay Advocacy Group

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 19, 2016   

Human Rights Campaign Pushes Clinton's Presidential Election

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DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest LGBT organization — is endorsing Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Clinton is expected to accept the endorsement next week before the February 1 Democratic Party caucus where a presidential nominee will be chosen.

The HRC maintains Clinton has the "most robust and ambitious LGBT plan any candidate for president has ever laid out."

Her campaign website maintains, if elected, she will "work with Congress to pass the Equality Act, continue President Obama's LGBT equality executive actions, and support efforts to clarify that sex discrimination includes discrimination on the basis of 'gender identity' and 'sexual orientation.'"

She also promises to end LGBT conversion therapy for minors, allow transgender personnel to serve openly in the military, and push the LGBT agenda around the world.

Even though she’s getting endorsed by the HRC, Clinton hasn't been consistently pro-LGBT. She agreed with her husband's endorsement of 1993's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, saying homosexuals can't be open about their sexuality in the military, and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996, saying marriage was only between a man and woman according to federal law. She continued to support DOMA when she ran for New York senator in 2000 and in her presidential campaign a few years later.

She recently defended her actions, claiming her support of DOMA was a "defensive action" to prevent the issue from becoming a constitutional amendment. She's being criticized by her running opponent, Bernie Sanders, for changing her position on the issue.

Clinton was also recently endorsed by Planned Parenthood, which is committing $20 million to her election. But that didn't sit well with some of their supporters, who saw it as a political ploy. Some people reacted by saying although they still support abortion, they will now stand for Republican measures to defund the abortion giant. Clinton has overwhelmingly supported Planned Parenthood and its $500-million yearly government subsidies.

HRC promises to mobilize its 1.5 million members and supporters to work for Clinton's election. The president of HRC released a statement saying:

Despite the fact that a majority of Republican and independent voters today support federal protections for LGBT Americans, the leading Republican candidates for president have threatened to halt progress as well as revoke, repeal and overturn the gains made during President Obama's two terms.

ChurchMilitant.com reported last week that Clinton's popularity is fading owing to the Benghazi and email scandals. It's not clear whether HRC's endorsement will put her ahead again.

 

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