There’s a lot of “lesser of two evils” and “both parties are the same” chatter happening, especially with the presidential election heating up. But historically and also and right now, the fight for gay/LGBT rights is proof that democrats and republicans are definitely not the same.
In that spirit, Garden State Equality, NJ’s largest LGBT rights organization, rolled out its Federal endorsements today. With Trump v Biden topping the tickets, NJ’s entire 12-member Congressional delegation is running for reelection along with US Senator Cory Booker.
(Election Day is Nov 3. In NJ, absentee ballots go out starting Oct 3ish.)
Joe Biden for President
Cory Booker for US Senate
Donald Norcross for reelection in NJ’s 1st Congressional district (NJ1.)
“It is an honor to receive Garden State Equality’s endorsement and I am proud to stand alongside them as we fight for and protect the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans throughout our state and around the country,” Congressman Norcross told InsiderNJ. “Garden State Equality’s long standing record of fighting for justice and equal rights is evident in the progress made over the last 20 years. As fierce advocates for anti-bullying laws and stronger nondiscrimination laws for the transgender and gender nonconforming community as well as their work with at-risk LGBTQ+ youth, Garden State Equality continues to be one New Jersey’s strongest allies in the fight for fairness and a more inclusive America.”
Amy Kennedy for Congress in NJ2.
“I’m committed to working hand-in-hand with LGBTQ leaders to achieve equality once and for all,” Ms Kennedy told InsiderNJ. “I’m honored to have Garden State Equality’s endorsement, who is doing vital work to protect New Jersey’s LGBTQ communities. I know how important it is that we’re working to address the injustices the LGBTQ community is facing and that we’re ensuring the protections they need,”
Andy Kim for reelection to Congress in NJ3
Stephanie Schmid for Congress in NJ4.
Josh Gottheimer for reelection to Congress in NJ5
Frank Pallone for reelection to Congress in NJ6.
Tom Malinowski for reelection to Congress in NJ7.
Albio Sires for reelection to Congress in NJ8.
Bill Pascrell for reelection to Congress inNJ9.
Donald Payne, Jr for reelection Congress in NJ10
Mikie Sherrill for reelection to Congress in NJ11.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Garden State Equality,” Congresswoman Sherrill told InsiderNJ. “GSE is a force for positive change in this state. They helped usher in powerful anti-discrimination laws, a ban on conversion therapy, and legalized gay marriage. When I was elected in 2018, I vowed to bring these Jersey values to Congress. That’s why I voted for the Equality Act, and why I’m supporting Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman’s legislation to create grants to fund PrEP assistance programs. I’m also fighting to correct the records of LGBTQ+ veterans who served our country honorably but were discharged based on their sexual orientation. I will continue to advance equality legislation and fight hard to ensure they are signed into law.”
Bonnie Watson Coleman for reelection to Congress in NJ12.