WASHINGTON — (AP) Hillary Clinton has received an endorsement for her bid for the Democratic nomination for president from America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.
The Human Rights Campaign announced its endorsement Tuesday, which she is expected to accept at an event in Iowa next week.
The organization’s board of directors, comprised of 32 community leaders nationwide, voted to endorse Clinton, the group said in a statement.
The Human Rights Campaign says it will work to mobilize its 1.5 million members and supporters ahead of the general elections.
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court historically ruled to allow all Americans, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, to marry. Many in the LGBT community fear the decision could be reversed if a conservative president is elected to office.