Human Rights Campaign Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Democratic primary presidential candidate Hillary Clinton picks up another major endorsement, this time from the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. The Human Rights Campaign today announced its endorsement for Democratic party frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s White House bid. HRC’s Board of Directors, comprised of 32 community leaders from across the nation, unanimously voted to endorse  Clinton. In their statement of support the HRC says “Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court historically ruled to allow all Americans, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, to marry. Many in the LGBT community fear the decision could be reversed if a conservative president is elected to office.” Today I spoke with host emeritus of KPFT’s Prison Show and veteran LGBT rights activist Ray Hill. He says for those in the LGBT community who support Clinton’s campaign, HRC’s endorsement is a matter of electability and pragmatism.