We need Gov. O’Malley’s voice to keep these issues on the table and in the news. Hopefully the eventual nominees will have been pushed to declare their plans for the future of LGBTQIA communities. That will help ensure an inclusive LGBTQIA plank in the Democrats’ platform.
O’MALLEY WAS THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TO ENDORSE THE EQUALITY ACT, AND LONG HELD THE BELIEF THAT MARRIAGE IS A HUMAN RIGHT, NOT A STATE RIGHT
Posted by Melanie Nathan, October 30, 2015.
DES MOINES, IA —Tonight, Governor O’Malley will be the first presidential candidate to address the Iowa Safe Schools Spirit Awards. Governor O’Malley has a strong record of leading on principles when it comes to LGBTQ issues. Signing Maryland’s first anti-transgender discrimination bill as Mayor of Baltimore, expanding protections against discrimination as governor, signing marriage equality into law and defending it at the ballot box, Governor O’Malley has led with actions, not words. A background on the governors strong record of leading when it comes to LGBT issues is attached. His remarks as prepared for delivery this evening are below:
Thank you for having me. It is a tremendous honor to join you in celebrating Iowa’s LGBTQ students and educators—and…
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