As the new Congress convened this week, a historic number of LGBTQ people will make up the U.S. House. Nine openly LGBTQ candidates were elected this past November, seven of whom were incumbents.
It’s been a long and difficult election season with numerous disappointments — but also some incredible victories. Equality North Carolina is beyond proud of our 147 endorsed candidates who dedicated their lives to fighting for a more just and equitable North Carolina throughout the course of their campaigns.
This week, many of us are wondering if our marriages are in jeopardy after two Supreme Court justices re-stated their objection to marriage equality, which was decided in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito believe a person’s religious beliefs should allow them to discriminate against LGBTQ people.
organizations across the U.S. and region — Equality North Carolina Action Fund PAC (ENCAFPAC), The Victory Fund (VF), Emily’s List (EL), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Democracy for America (DA) and Replacements, Ltd. PAC (RLPAC) — have also made their selections and will be included in the endorsees list below.