News release from Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance:
Recognizing her consistent advocacy for the rights of Florida's LGBT community, the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance this week endorsed Nan Richfor governor.
"Nan Rich has always been a passionate advocate for minorities and women. She not only speaks to the cause of full LGBT equality, she has led the fight to achieve it," said Voters Alliance Chair Rand Hoch. "Nan Rich will be an effective Governor for all Floridians."
In 2007, Rich was the first co-sponsor of legislation introduced in the Florida Senate by then-Senator (now Congressman) Ted Deutch to prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on sexual orientation. Deutch introduced the bill at the request of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council.
Rich also opposed both Florida's ban on adoptions by same-sex couples and the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Rich helped one of the couples who sued to overturn the adoption ban by raising funds for their legal team. She has repeatedly called for state officials to stop defending the ban on same-sex marriage in court.
"I am very pleased to have the endorsement of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council,"Rich said. "I've always believed that Florida should recognize and support families of all types, and that no one should be discriminated against because of who they love. Florida needs a governor who believes in equality, and that is exactly the governor I will be."
The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance is Florida's oldest non-partisan LGBT rights organization which endorses political candidates.
Since 1988, the organization has been dedicated to electing public officials committed to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The Council promotes equality, through education, advocacy, direct action, impact litigation, and community outreach.