A gaggle representing lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender Republicans is as soon as once more supporting U.S. Rep. John Katko within the twenty fourth Congressional District race.
Log Cabin Republicans, which advocates for LGBT points inside the GOP, is endorsing Katko, R-Camillus, for the fourth time. The group additionally backed the central New York congressman in his 2014 bid and 2016 and 2018 reelection campaigns.
Charles Moran, managing director and nationwide spokesman for the Log Cabin Republicans, referred to as Katko one of many group’s strongest allies in Congress.
“From cosponsoring the Equality Act to supporting our women and men in uniform, Congressman Katko has a file that individuals on each side of the aisle may be pleased with,” Moran mentioned. “Congressman Katko is an ally we will need to have in Congress — he has our full help.”
The Equality Act is a invoice that was launched within the Home. It might stop discrimination on the premise of gender id and sexual orientation. Katko not solely voted for the measure, however he was one in all three Republicans who signed on as a cosponsor.
Katko’s cosponsorship of the invoice and his vote drew criticism from New York conservatives. One group accused Katko and two different New York Republicans, U.S. Reps. Tom Reed and Elise Stefanik, of caving to “politically appropriate particular pursuits.”