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Shea-Porter Endorsed by Human Rights Campaign

Rochester, NH—The Human Rights Campaign has endorsed Carol Shea-Porter for re-election to Congress in New Hampshire’s First District. 

Carol Shea-Porter has been a strong supporter of LGBTQ rights. In 2010, she led the fight to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to end discrimination in our Armed Services. She was successful in this effort, rallying support in the House to finally repeal the discriminatory policy. She signed the historic amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. She was an original cosponsor on the Respect for Marriage Act, which would have repealed the Defense of Marriage Act and required states to honor same-sex marriages performed in other states for the purpose of administering state and federal benefits.

Her opponent has a shameful record.  Congressman Guinta voted to support the anti-equality DOMA law, voted to delay Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and voted against LGBT domestic violence protections. Mr. Guinta was also in attendance when the NHGOP voted against supporting marriage equality.

“I am so proud to once again earn this endorsement from the Human Rights Campaign. HRC is a respected and effective voice for equality in our great country, and I am thankful and honored to be endorsed by this wonderful organization,” said Shea-Porter.

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