News and Observer: LGBT group scores congressional members; Price, Hagan get high marks
Posted by Renee Schoof on October 9, 2014
The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights group that advocates for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, issued its congressional scorecard on Thursday.
Rep. David Price, a Democrat from Chapel Hill, was the only member of the North Carolina congressional delegation who got a 100 percent favorable score from the group.
“I am proud of this recognition from HRC. In supporting equality, we stand on the right side of history,”Pricesaid in a tweet.
HRC said in a press release that it scored members of Congress based on votes and co-sponsorship of legislation that indicated support for LGBT equality. This year 210 members of Congress got a 100 percent rating, an increase from 139 in the 2011-2012 session of Congress.
Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield had a score of 84. Rep. Mike McIntyre, a Democrat from Lumberton who is retiring, had 38. The other members, all Republicans, had scores ranging from 0 to 30.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan was scored at 95, and Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, 0.