On Tuesday January 19, 2016 Human Rights Campaign, largest U.S. LGBT civil rights organization endorsed Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House even though Clinton has been vocal against and has voted to oppose Same Sex Marriage. Since the announcement Human Rights Campaign’s Twitter and Facebook pages have been overrun by people sharing their opinion and letting the organization know that they have lost their support.
Many argue against support for Clinton since the chair of the Human Rights Campaign is a former Clinton staffer who according to Wikipedia “got his start in politics volunteering for the Bill Clinton presidential campaign, which led to a position in the White House Press Office at the age of 19. Following his stint in the White House and his graduation from Georgetown University, he led a number of political campaigns advocating for or against various California ballot initiatives, as well as a number of fundraising efforts for political candidates, such as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama“.
Other factors making the endorsement more frustrating for many is that the members of the HRC were never polled to assess the actual support for Clinton and the declaration of endorsement was simply made from a boardroom.
As HRC was losing support people were asking why Bernie Sanders was not endorsed since he has defended LGBT for over 30 years.