BOWIE, MD - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) was endorsed for reelection by the Human Rights Campaign and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. The Human Rights Campaign is the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. Planned Parenthood Action Fund fights to protect the rights of women to make their own health care decisions.
"No person should be penalized for who they love and every woman must have the right to make her own health care choices," said Congressman Hoyer. "I'm proud to stand with LGBTQ Americans and women across the nation and I am dedicated to fighting for their rights."
"Leader Hoyer is a true ally that our movement would be worse off without. His leadership and stewardship of pro-equality legislation like the Equality Act and repeal of 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' have made a true difference in the lives of LGBTQ people across America," said Alphonso David, President, Human Rights Campaign.
"Majority Leader Hoyer has demonstrated strong support for sexual and reproductive health and rights, and we know he will continue to be a dedicated advocate for Planned Parenthood health centers and the people they serve when he is re-elected," said Alexis McGill Johnson, President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund.