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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier Receives Perfect Score from Human Rights Campaign

October 14, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Congressional Scorecard, which measured support for LGBTQ equality in the 114th Congress.

“I am deeply honored to be awarded a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign for supporting equality for all Americans regardless of who they love. Despite the progress that we have made, millions of LGBTQ people are still at risk of being denied services or discriminated against simply because of their sexual orientation. I will continue to work alongside the HRC to fight for LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections,” said Congressman DeSaulnier.

“While California has led the way to ensure that LGBTQ people can one day live free from fear of discrimination, Congressman DeSaulnier is stepping up to ensure that LGBTQ people everywhere across our country are guaranteed equal treatment under the law," said HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy. "From co-sponsoring the Equality Act to working to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination, his perfect 100 rating shows that Congressman DeSaulnier is committed to full federal equality."

The HRC is the largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group organization in the United States. Representing more than 1.5 million members and supporters, HRC is working to create a world where all people are ensured basic equal rights and can be open, honest and safe at home, work and in the community.

For more information on the HRC Congressional Scorecard for the 114th Congress, their legislative scorecard can be viewed here.

Congressman DeSaulnier is a member of the Equality Caucus, which works toward the extension of equal rights for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.