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Hoyer Receives Human Rights Campaign Endorsement

For Immediate Release: July 13, 2022

Contact: Maya Valentine, (301) 464-5710

BOWIE, MD - Today, the Human Rights Campaign, one of America's largest and most respected LGBTQ equality advocacy organizations, endorsed Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) for re-election to Congress from Maryland's Fifth District.  A leader for LGBTQ rights and equality throughout his tenure in office, Hoyer has brought key civil rights legislation to the House Floor as Majority Leader to protect LGBTQ Americans and their families from discrimination.  These include the Equality Act, the LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act, and legislation in 2010 to end the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.  

"I am so deeply proud of this endorsement," Congressman Hoyer said.  "LGBTQ rights are human rights and civil rights, and it is up to Congress to protect the equal rights, equal dignity, and equal opportunity of LGBTQ people in our country.  It is an honor to work closely with the Human Rights Campaign to advance this mission over the years, and I look forward to continuing that partnership in the 118th Congress."

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