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Des Moines Register: “Hillary Clinton Has Needed Knowledge, Experience”

by Maureen McCarty January 23, 2016

This afternoon, the Des Moines Register announced in an editorial its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president.  

The editorial outlines the great stakes in this presidential race. And for the LGBT community all the gains we have made -- and all the gains we have yet to make -- are at risk:

  • Historic support from the Administration for nationwide marriage equality,
  • The end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,”
  • Non-discrimination protections for LGBT employees of federal contractors,
  • Landmark hate crimes legislation,
  • Greater visibility for transgender people,
  • President Obama’s call for an end to abusive practice of “conversion therapy,”
  • The Administration’s support for LGBT students,
  • Support for HIV prevention and affordable treatment.

The Des Moines Register wrote:

“The presidency is not an entry-level position. Whoever is sworn into office next January must demonstrate not only a deep understanding of the issues facing America, but also possess the diplomatic skills that enable presidents to forge alliances to get things done…

No other candidate can match the depth or breadth of her knowledge and experience.

As first lady, she worked tirelessly on health care reform and, with bipartisan support, created the Children’s Health Insurance Program that provides coverage for 8 million children.

As a senator, she reached across party lines and joined forces with conservatives, including Sen. Lindsey Graham and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to fight for job creation and universal health care...
Clinton has demonstrated that she is a thoughtful, hardworking public servant who has earned the respect of leaders at home and abroad. She stands ready to take on the most demanding job in the world.”

Read the editorial in its entirety.

In a separate editorial, the Register also endorsed Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, but strongly criticized him for being out of step with the country on marriage equality.

“He wants to fight the battles of the past, such as the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling,” wrote the Register.  

Rubio not only opposes marriage equality, he’s gone as far as to thank Speaker John Boehner for spending taxpayer dollars to protect the Defense of Marriage Act.

To find out more about Hillary Clinton’s support for LGBT equality, visit  

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Maureen McCarty
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