Governor Chris Christie Models a Strong, Inclusive GOP
Jan 23, 2012 | LGBT
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: PRESS SECRETARY
|(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans applaud New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for appointing Bruce Harris to the NJ state Supreme Court. Harris recently made history as the first African American, openly gay Republican elected mayor. When confirmed, Mayor Harris will be the first openly LGBT person in history, and the third African-American person in history, to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court.
“New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the future of the Republican Party. He is successfully turning New Jersey around, is a powerful voice for conservative principles, and his inclusive attitude, most recently demonstrated by appointing Mayor Harris to the state Supreme Court, represents today’s GOP voter,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of Log Cabin Republicans. “This appointment is consistent with Governor Christie’s strong support for nondiscrimination, including signing the strongest anti-bullying legislation in the nation. As the New Jersey legislature considers passing marriage equality this session, Log Cabin Republicans remain hopeful Governor Christie will continue his inclusive leadership by agreeing with Republican champions across the country that freedom means freedom for everybody.”
Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their allies. The more than 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.