National LGBT Chamber of Commerce endorses Biden

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce endorses Biden
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The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) endorsed Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Senators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Overnight Defense: New Senate Armed Services chairman talks Pentagon policy nominee, Afghanistan, more | Biden reads report on Khashoggi killing | Austin stresses vaccine safety in new video MORE for president on Monday in the pro-business organization’s second presidential endorsement in its 20-year history.

NGLCC represents the LGBT business community, and its board of directors voted unanimously to endorse Biden.

“The NGLCC is proud to endorse a champion for inclusion. We need to elect a president with a commitment to LGBTQ equality, ending racism and racial violence, promoting small businesses and entrepreneurship, and ensuring a safe and equitable society for every American. Joe Biden is that candidate,” NGLCC co-founder and President Justin Nelson said in a press release.


Biden came out in support of marriage equality when he was vice president in 2012. The Chamber also noted in its endorsement that Biden supports the Equality Act to expand LGBT rights. The organization endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonShelby endorses Shalanda Young for OMB director should Biden pull Tanden's nomination Jennifer Palmieri: 'Ever since I was aware of politics, I wanted to be in politics' Cruz: Wife 'pretty pissed' about leaked Cancun texts MORE for president in 2016. 

The endorsement follows news last week that more than 300 LGBT leaders threw their support behind Biden for president, stating that he and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisEmhoff reflects on interracial marriage case: Without this 'I would not be married to Kamala Harris' WHO: Coronavirus deaths down 20 percent worldwide last week Collins: Biden's .9T coronavirus package won't get any Senate GOP votes MORE (D-Calif.) together make “the most pro-equality ticket in American history.”

“Joe Biden proudly affirms an essential core value of the NGLCC: that we all deserve our shot at the American Dream, and that our economy only succeeds when it is available to all LGBT and allied Americans,” Nelson said.

The NGLCC has a voter registration campaign for 2020 with the hashtag #LGBTBizVotes, and now it will use #LGBTBizForBiden as part of its efforts.