Gay lawmakers endorse Clinton

Gay lawmakers endorse Clinton
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The Equality PAC, a political action committee organized last month by a group of gay lawmakers, threw its support behind Clinton on Monday, saying it is “thrilled” by her record of fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.

“Clinton has made LGBT equality a top priority in her campaign, and can be trusted to make equality a top priority when she is president,” Equality PAC Executive Director Roddy Flynn said in a statement.

The Equality PAC, which is led by Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Mark Takano (D-Calif.), is focused on helping LGBT politicians run for office. It is also backing straight candidates who support its cause.

The group touted Clinton’s record of fighting for LGBT rights, from marriage equality to employment nondiscrimination laws.

"Under President Obama, LGBT Americans have learned how important it is to have a president who will stand with us against those who would deny us equality,” Takano said in a statement. "We will have the same sort of advocate in President Hillary Clinton, and so we are proud to endorse her in this campaign.” 

The Equality PAC previously announced its endorsement of Minnesota congressional candidate Angie Craig, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.).