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.”
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.