The Human Rights Campaign, a national advocacy group that supports gay rights, has endorsed U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate.
The HRC said Hirono had a perfect record on the group’s congressional scorecard. But HRC also cited former Gov. Linda Lingle’s decision to veto a civil-unions bill in 2010.
Mazie’s opponent, former Governor Linda Lingle, vetoed a commonsense civil unions bill that would have given gay and lesbian couples equal treatment under the law. That was just two short years ago in 2010. At that time, the vast majority of American’s supported civil unions and support for marriage equality was quickly approaching the milestone 50 percent mark. Despite those numbers, Lingle compared marriage equality to incest, saying, “But people on the other side would point out, well, we don’t allow other people to marry even — it’s not a civil right for them. First cousins couldn’t marry, or a brother and a sister and that sort of thing.”
Now, over half of Americans support marriage equality and support for civil unions is off the charts. Mazie is with the majority of Americans in supporting marriage equality. Linda Lingle’s views on equality are outdated and out of touch. Mazie Hirono’s fair-minded beliefs are needed in the halls of the Senate.
Please help Mazie Hirono defeat the out-of-touch and anti-equality Lingle.