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Congresswoman Clarke Earns a Perfect Score From the Human Rights Campaign

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement after receiving a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Congressional Scorecard for the 113th Congress. 

Members of Congress are rated in the Human Rights Campaign Congressional Scorecard based on their positions on issues that affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. For example, Congresswoman Clarke has supported the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

“Today we have reached a moment in history when marriage equality has been established in more than two dozen states, a number that continues to exponentially increase, and more and more members of Congress and the state legislatures understand that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights are human rights that our laws must protect,” said Congresswoman Clarke. “But we must continue our efforts. There remain some officials in some states who have stated their intention to disobey decisions by state and federal courts that have recognized marriage equality. This blatant disregard of the law and of human rights must not be tolerated. We cannot allow their resistance  to the rule of law to undermine our commitment to equal protection of the law, for every American.”

U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.