Stonewall DFL, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender caucus of the DFL Party of Minnesota, has endorsed Matt Entenza in the governor’s race.
The group said:
Entenza has a long history of advocating for equal rights for all Minnesotans. Believing it’s wrong for the government to allow some adults full rights as citizens and deny others those same rights, he co-authored the first Minnesota bill for marriage equality. He opposed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. He supported domestic partner benefits for state employees and authored legislation to increase the penalties faced by those convicted of crimes based on sexual orientation.
In the release on the group’s website, Entenza said:
“I am so proud to have earned the endorsement of Stonewall DFL. I am committed to running a campaign and having an administration that reflects the rich diversity of our state. Stonewall DFL stands strong for equal rights — as I always have and always will. They will be an invaluable partner in making Minnesota work again for all Minnesotans.”
Stonewall DFL says it has “more than 4,000 members, is a political organization that works for a safe and equitable Minnesota by working to elect GLBT and allied Democrats to office in Minnesota and within the DFL. Stonewall offers advice to candidates and campaigns about GLBT outreach and offers endorsements for local, state and federal DFL candidates. By its most recent assessment, it has a 92 percent success rate for endorsed candidates.”