HRC Exposes Nevada’s Slate of Anti-Equality Statewide Candidates


Ahead of November’s midterm elections, HRC is exposing Nevada’s anti-equality candidates and highlighting their abysmal records on LGBTQ issues.

From blocking crucial protections for LGBTQ youth, to discrediting brave servicemen and women by supporting discriminatory policies, these candidates are not fit to serve office or represent the open-minded people of the Silver State.

Here’s what you need to know about five anti-equality statewide candidates in Nevada before you cast your ballot this November:

Dean Heller (U.S. Senate candidate)

  • Opposed marriage equality

  • Opposed the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

  • Opposed hate crimes protections for LGBTQ people

Adam Laxalt (Gubernatorial candidate)

  • Opposed marriage equality

  • Opposed LGBTQ people serving openly in the military

  • Opposed protections for LGBTQ youth in schools

Michael Roberson (Lt. Governor candidate)

  • Supported constitutional amendment barring marriage equality

  • Opposed protections for LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations

  • Opposed protections for LGBTQ youth

Wes Duncan (Attorney General candidate)

  • Opposed marriage equality

  • Opposed hate crimes protections for LGBTQ Nevadans

Barbara Cegavske (Secretary of State candidate)

  • Championed a bill that allowed discrimination against LGBTQ Nevadans in housing and public accomodations

  • Opposed marriage equality

These records of discrimination are not reflective of the values of justice and fairness Nevadans hold dear. HRC is committed to channeling power to the polls and mobilizing Nevada’s more than 100,000 LGBTQ voters and more than 500,000 Equality Voters in support of HRC-backed pro-equality champions for statewide office like Jacky Rosen, Kate Marshall, Aaron Ford, Susie Lee, Dina Titus and Nelson Araujo, who will fight on behalf of all Nevadans.

Learn how you can cast your vote and check your voter registration status, volunteer with HRC and stay updated on HRC’s efforts in Nevada.


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