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Needless Press Release of the Day: HRC Denounces Scott Walker Presidential Campaign

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In an attempt to remain in the news and relevant now that same-sex marriage is over and they have nothing else actively going on.  The Human Rights Campaign today sent out a press release denouncing Scott Walkers’ 2016 Presedential campaign.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released the following statement after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign refused to answer a question from a Washington Post columnist about whether Walker “thought children needed to be protected from gay men.” According to the story, Walker’s spokesperson “did not respond.”

HRC’s Director of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof released the following statement: “Scott Walker claims to be a new face on the national stage, but he’s introducing himself to a national audience with an outdated and offensive idea. He and his campaign should answer this simple, straightforward question: Does he think we pose a threat to the health and safety of children? Yes or no? His campaign’s attempt to duck this simple question is unworthy of a candidate who is seeking an office that is responsible for representing all Americans – including LGBT people.”

Yesterday, Walker asserted that he supports the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)’s current discriminatory policy that bars gay, lesbian and bisexual adults from serving as employees and troop leaders because it “protected” children.

And here I thought that HRC would def totes endorse Walker.  But with a big enough donation from the right person who knows?

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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