Last week the Human Rights Campaign endorsed Republican Senator Mark Kirk for re-election touting that Kirk was the first Republican Senator to co-sponsor the Equality Act, co-sponsored a bill to help schools combat anti-LGBT bullying and supporting marriage equality,
The problem is that Kirk’s Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth is not only more progressive on issues like Americans earning a living wage, abortion and gun control. But Duckworth also has a 100 percent rating by HRC while Mark Kirk only has a 75% HRC rating and his re-election would help the GOP to continue to control the Senate.
Duckworth has taken several actions to push for equality for the LGBT community including:
· Joining 166 members of the House and 44 Senators to write an amicus brief to the Supreme Court arguing that Americans deserve the freedom to marry.
· Cosponsoring the Respect to Marriage Act, which would repeal the Defense for Marriage Act (DOMA), restore the rights of same-sex couples and allow them to receive all the benefits of marriage under federal law.
· Cosponsoring the Restore Honor to Service Members Act, which ensures members of the armed forces who served honorably, but were discharged and given a punitive discharge classification solely because of their sexual orientation have their records corrected to reflect their honorable service.
· Cosponsoring the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit public schools from discriminating against any student on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
But STILL Chad Griffin and the Human Rights Campaign endorses he Republican opponent who has a lesser rating.
Just one more example of “HRC doesn’t stand for me”.
18 thoughts on “HRC Endorses GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Over Dem Challenger Tammy Duckworth With Higher LGBT Rating”
I have felt they did not represent me for years. This year has only proved it.
Duckworth also doesn’t do anything to stop rape by the US military!
How much money did the Koch brothers pay HRC to do that? Bribery is a shameful thing when it ignores the goal of GOP Grand Old Plutocrats to keep poor people eternally in the hell hole of debt to usury lenders..
Shows that Clinton is a Republican Corporate too …
Turbo Kitty. Human Rights Campaign. Not Hillary Rodham Clinton.
I think they are referring to Hillary being more of a Republican than a Democrat and that is why the HRC endorsed both.
Even if Kirk scored 100% on supporting LGBT issues, the LGBT community at large would benefit much, much more by having a Democratic majority Senate. That just might happen in this coming election. It’s just plain stupid for an LGBT rights organization to support any Republican for Senate. HRC does NOT represent my interests.
I stopped supporting the HRC when they refused to include transgendered folks in the platform they advanced during the Bill Clinton Presidency. . Google “David Brock AND Hillary Clinton”
*Transgender* folks. A person is *transgender*. Transgendered is not a word.
Why not? Seems like a legitimate verbification.
Once again the HRC proves that they are irrelevant. Stupid stupid people. I never donate to them because of stupid ass choices such as this. Kirk is pandering to the left because he will never get reelected. And thankfully LGBT people do not care what HRC has to say.
I believe HRC here is the “Human Rights Campaign,’ not Hillary….for the record.
Wtf??? Where does it say Clinton endorses Kirk? Don’t you people read? You all complain about Clinton yet it doesn’t say anywhere that she endorses this POS.
People are thinking Hillary Rodham Clinton instead if Human Rights Campaign
Yeah, I just figured it out. I linked to this page from a guy’s FBook who thought it was Clinton…mystery solved. Duh.
The HRC is a disgusting club of elite and wealthy gays who are too spineless to take a real stand on the issues! I won’t give them a dime of my money!
Kirk is one of the biggest obstructionist out there…..disgusting!!!