Today, the Human Rights Campaign announced their endorsement for Retired Marine Colonel Doug Applegate in his campaign to unseat vulnerable Congressman Darrell Issa. The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, representing a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide.
“Doug Applegate is someone who will work to ensure that everyone, including LGBTQ people, can one day live free from fear of discrimination," said HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof. "The Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse Doug Applegate, who will be an important ally as we fight to pass the Equality Act, which will help ensure full federal equality for LGBTQ people and equal treatment under the law.”
“I’m very honored to receive the Human Rights Campaign's endorsement,” said Colonel Doug Applegate."Throughout our community, the Human Rights Campaign fights passionately to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer equality. Time and again, my opponent Darrell Issa has voted with his party and not to protect LGBTQ rights, even receiving a shameful 32% on HRC's report card. If elected, I will stand by our LGBTQ friends, family, and service members and tirelessly fight until we achieve full equality for all."
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Douglas Applegate is a Colonel USMCR (retired). Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of Defense.