Clinton receives nod from largest LGBT group

2016-01-19 16:28
Hillary Clinton speaks in Toledo, Iowa. (Patrick Semansky, AP)

Hillary Clinton speaks in Toledo, Iowa. (Patrick Semansky, AP)

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Washington - 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 organisation.

The Human Rights Campaign on Tuesday announced its endorsement, which Clinton is expected to accept at an event in Iowa next week.

The organisation's board of directors, comprised of 32 community leaders nationwide, voted to endorse Clinton, the group says in a statement.

The Human Rights Campaign says it will work to mobilise its 1.5 million members and supporters ahead of the general elections.

Last year, the U. Supreme Court 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.

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