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HRC: 'Scorecard of 112th Congress shows legislators out of touch on LGBT equality'

News release from HRC, Human Rights Campaign:

hrc WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign today released its Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress that rates members of Congress on their support for issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. An analysis of the data shows the LGBT community is making gains on Capitol Hill, but anti-LGBT legislators continue to hinder full equality.  The average score for House members was 40 percent and 35 percent for Senators, down significantly from the 111th Congress.

“While we continue to make advancements toward equality in Washington, the 112th Congress has more anti-equality members set on halting our progress,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Still, we continued pushing the envelope and made history with the first ever hearing and Senate Judiciary Committee approval of the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation repealing the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act.  And for the second time, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act.” 

Here are the Florida rankings:

U.S. Senate

Nelson, Bill (D) 70
Rubio, Marco (R)  47

House of Representatives

1 Miller, Jeff (R) 0
2 Southerland, Steve (R) 0
3 Brown, Corrine (D) 76
4 Crenshaw, Ander (R) 0
5 Nugent, Richard (R) 0
6 Stearns, Cliff (R)  0
7 Mica, John (R)  0
8 Webster, Daniel (R)  0
9 Bilirakis, Gus (R) 0
10 Young, C.W. Bill (R) 0
11 Castor, Kathy (D) 100
12 Ross, Dennis (R)  0
13 Buchanan, Vern (R)  0
14 Mack IV, Connie (R) 0
15 Posey, Bill (R) 0
16 Rooney, Tom (R) 0
17 Wilson, Frederica (D) 90
18 Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (R) 98
19 Deutch, Ted (D) 100
20  Wasserman Schultz, Debbie (D) 100
21 Diaz-Balart, Mario (R) 45
22 West, Allen (R) 0
23 Hastings, Alcee (D) 100
24 Adams, Sandy (R) 0
25 Rivera, David (R) 15

To read the complete report, click here.

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