Today, the Human Rights Campaign announced the endorsement of former state Supreme Court Justice Pat Timmons-Goodson in her bid for Congress in North Carolina’s Eighth Congressional District.
In 2019, the U.S. House made history by passing the Equality Act — crucial federal legislation that would finally guarantee explicit protections for LGBTQ people under our nation’s existing civil rights laws — for the first time. However, despite the support for the bill from over 70% of Americans, incumbent Rep. Richard Hudson voted “no” and Sen. Mitch McConnell has refused to bring the bill up for a vote. We must protect and expand the House’s pro-equality majority to ensure that when we break the Senate’s logjam, we have a House ready and able to move forward and make the Equality Act the law of the land.
“Justice Pat Timmons-Goodson will not just be an ally to our community but a true advocate,” said Alphonso David, HRC President. “In 29 states across the country, including North Carolina, LGBTQ people are at risk for discrimination in many areas of life. This patchwork of protections is completely untenable. Justice Pat Timmons-Goodson not only understands that, but has committed to making the change we need by passing […]
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