ALBANY — A number one nationwide LGBTQ rights group is backing Gov. Cuomo’s reelection.
The Human Rights Marketing campaign, a nationwide lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights group, is about to make the announcement Tuesday morning.
“Governor Cuomo has been a champion for the LGBTQ group, with a confirmed monitor file of accelerating much-needed protections and advancing equality for all New Yorkers,” mentioned Human Rights Marketing campaign President Chad Griffin.
Griffin credited the two-term Democrat for legalizing same-sex marriage in New York, prohibiting private and non-private well being care insurers from masking so-called homosexual conversion remedy, and enacting non-discrimination protections for transgender individuals.
He additionally cited Cuomo’s efforts to fight HIV and AIDS.
Cuomo is scheduled to talk on the Human Rights Marketing campaign’s New York gala on Saturday in Manhattan.
For Cuomo, the endorsement is the second early one from a progressive group, following the Retail, Wholesale and Division Retailer Union.
A number of liberal Democrats have been talked about as potential major opponents, together with former Hudson Valley state Sen. Terry Gipson, who opened a marketing campaign account and has been touring across the state.
However polls have proven Cuomo stays widespread amongst self-described liberals and voters in New York Metropolis.
The Human Rights Marketing campaign endorsement additionally comes a day after a 3rd Republican, Senate Deputy Majority Chief John DeFrancisco, of Syracuse, introduced he could be looking for the GOP nomination to tackle Cuomo in November.
He joins Meeting GOP Minority Chief Brian Kolb and former Erie County Government Joel Giambra.