1/20/10 UPDATE: Wake Up America, The Dems Need a Plan
Scott Brown will say and do anything to fulfill his personal, political agenda, even poising in the nude for this Cosmopolitan centerfold circa 1982. Arline Isaacson, Co-Chair of Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus stated, “Scott Brown has voted consistently against the LGBT community throughout his entire career in the Massachusetts legislature. His has not been an incidental opposition. He has voted against us loudly, proudly and unequivocally. Unfortunately, most people don't realize just how bad his record is:
-He voted over 25 times against marriage equality, even when 3/4
of our legislature and many MA Republican legislators stood with us
- He doesn't support the Transgender Civil Rights & Hate Crimes bill
- He opposes repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
- He opposes repealing the "Defense of Marriage Act"(DOMA)
- He has ridiculed LGBT parents as inadequate
- He supported anti-gay policies of George W Bush & Mitt Romney
Martha Coakley's record on LGBT issues is the opposite of Brown's.
Coakley has stood up for the LGBT community at every opportunity:
-Coakley filed the first national lawsuit against the federal DOMA
-Coakley supports repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
- Coakley supports passage of the Employment Nondiscrimination
-Coakley supports Transgender Rights
-Coakley supports repealing the federal DOMA
-Coakley supports across-the-board equality for LGBT families
Martha Coakley has played a leadership role on LGBT issues in Massachusetts for many years. The LGBT community cannot afford to lose the most pro-LGBT seat in the U.S. Senate to someone who has no respect for our lives or our families. In this special election, turnout will make a huge difference. We urge everyone supporting equality to vote this Tuesday and to please encourage their friends and family in MA to do so as well. Turnout will determine the outcome of this special election. It's in our hands.”