Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Amid Vow To Support Equality Act If Elected: Human Rights Campaign Endorses Kander



The Equality Act is a bill in the United States House of Representatives and the Senate that if passed would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include protections that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding, credit, and the jury system.

The Equality Act is one of the main focuses of social justice lobbying for The Human Rights Campaign.

And whilst the Senate race in Missouri has focused on winning over Conservative white dudes in this Red State. . . It's important to remember that candidate and MO SecState Jason Kander has been the only top statewide politico to reach out to diverse communities.

Here's an important endorsement . . .

HRC Endorses Jason Kander of Missouri for U. S. Senate



WASHINGTON -- Today the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Jason Kander for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat currently held by Roy Blunt.

“Jason Kander will continue the critical fight ahead to ensure equal rights and protections for all,” said HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof. “There is a clear choice in this race between Jason Kander and Senator Blunt, who believes in a status quo where LGBTQ people in Missouri are at risk for being fired or denied a job because of who they are, or whom they love. Jason Kander supports the Equality Act so that everyone, including LGBTQ people, can live free from fear of discrimination.”

While Kander has vowed to support the Equality Act if elected to the U.S. Senate, Senator Blunt has a starkly anti-LGBTQ record, which includes refusing to support the Equality Act, comprehensive legislation to protect LGBT people from discrimination.

In addition, Blunt voted against both the bipartisan Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
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The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer 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.

20 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Never, ever vote for a damn Democrat.

Anonymous said...

I'll vote for Kander. Still better than insider Roy and his family of lobbyists.

Anonymous said...

Just another identity politics, special interests, pandering politician.
Learning at the feet of Hillary, the biggest panderer of all.
Every little group that can be identified gets promised something just for them.
Like watching Oprah giving away cars to everyone on television.
And the slogan "Stronger Together" is a great example of the intersection of hypocrisy and irony.
Kander's drooling with ambition and self-regard. Don't we have enough of those already?

Anonymous said...

I just sent his campaign $100.

It's Kander by 3.

Anonymous said...

Voting absentee today to sidestep the Freedom Inc nutcases. I am supporting Kander but not because Freedom, Inc. may be...although they supported White Republucans in the past. That's how Blunt ended up with the position.

Bob said...

Absentee voting is limited to people who can't be present in person to vote on election day. The form requires you to certify that you meet one of several criteria to get an absentee ballot. I wonder how many people commit fraud to vote absentee. I suspect many. Those who commit that kind of fraud are not likely to be bothered about committing other kinds as well.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Ummmm. And they would do that...why?

Anonymous said...

Transgenders "Jason and Diana" Kander Don't Represent Missouri Values

"The Equality Act is a joke in the United States House of Representatives and the Senate that if passed would further dilute the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include protections that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding, credit, and the jury system."

This is further evidence that the LGBTQZ community seek full designation as a protected class, with legal rights superior to all other Americans. Everybody's a Victim!

The LGBTQZ community account for approximately 3.8 percent of America's population. With respect, shut up and get in line with the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

How is passing the Equality Act making them superior to you?
They are asking for the protections that you have now and they do not.

Anonymous said...

This fact alone will alienate most of Missouri, especially the black community.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Tony and his damn queer posse'. If they are supporting this guy he must be blowing dicks in an alley somewhere.

Anonymous said...

9:05: You are playing to an audience that had died off or is in the process of doing so. Empty theater, Norma. Empty theater.

Anonymous said...

9:56: And you would know this how? From experience, maybe?

Anonymous said...

Equal rights.

Unless you are unborn.

The you can be flushed down the toilet, like OVER a third of Black Lives are before they even get born.

Its what the old white men on the Supreme Court knew would happen, and the stupid blacks fell for it thinking they had "rights" now.

Anonymous said...

Nate Silver currently gives Kander a 61.5% chance of winning the senate. Guess all of us anti-gun, baby killing, queer liberals are going to have a lot to celebrate in November.

Anonymous said...

What is a Queer?

Anonymous said...

10:56: Empty theater.

Anonymous said...

At least Kansas is talking about the issues.

Blunt is just running a negative campaign against Hillary Clinton.

Anonymous said...

9:28 comment

In general, when laws are passed to protect the rights of citizens, by default, they apply to all Americans.

The existing laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, credit, etc., as well as the criminal code, do not state "for the protection of Caucasians only."

One of the great fallacies of those who claim to be lobbying on behalf of a special interest group, is that their work oftentimes prevents that group from reaching full integration with society as a whole. But then, this is not too surprising as their livelihood depends on the special interest group remaining apart from the whole. One could make the case that the very small LGBT community is repeating the mistakes of black activists, many of whom continue to promote segregation along racial lines.

Anonymous said...

"The existing laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, credit, etc., as well as the criminal code, do not state 'for the protection of Caucasians only.'"

They wouldn't have to, would they? I believe the laws state there shall be no discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, etc. What harm is there in adding sexual preference, etc.? If there weren't instances of discrimination it would not be necessary. As it is, people can discriminate against people because they don't agree with what they do in bed, and that ain't nobody's business.