Human Rights Campaign officially endorses Elizabeth Warren [Politics]

Nation's largest LGBT organization backs Brown's opponent

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) today endorsed Democrat Elizabeth Warren for the US Senatorial seat currently held by Republican Scott Brown. HRC is the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.

Elizabeth Warren greets supporters on Cape Cod. Photo by Teresa Martin.“We enthusiastically endorse Elizabeth Warren for the United States Senate,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “Massachusetts was the first state to make marriage equality a reality, yet the Bay State is represented by anti-equality incumbent Scott Brown.  It is time the people of Massachusetts are represented by a Senator who shares their values of fairness and equality.  Elizabeth Warren will be that Senator.”

Warren is a committed supporter of the LGBT community, according to HRC, unlike Scott Brown, who the organization calls "anti-equality".

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign,” said Elizabeth Warren. “As a country we should stand for fairness and equality for all our people -- in employment, health benefits, educational experience, or spousal status. I am proud that Massachusetts has led the nation on equality issues, and it is time for the federal government to end the disparities and discrimination that LGBT people and their families face. I look forward to working with HRC to protect and promote fairness and equality.”

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