WASHINGTON, DC - Today the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Jason Kander for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat currently held by Roy Blunt.

“Jason Kander will continue the critical fight ahead to ensure equal rights and protections for all,” said HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof. “There is a clear choice in this race between Jason Kander and Senator Blunt, who believes in a status quo where LGBTQ people in Missouri are at risk for being fired or denied a job because of who they are, or whom they love. Jason Kander supports the Equality Act so that everyone, including LGBTQ people, can live free from fear of discrimination.”

While Kander has vowed to support the Equality Act if elected to the U.S. Senate, Senator Blunt has a starkly anti-LGBTQ record, which includes refusing to support the Equality Act, comprehensive legislation to protect LGBT people from discrimination.

In addition, Blunt voted against both the bipartisan Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Check out #Boom Media's exclusive interview with Kander on LGBT issues by clicking here.


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