Log Cabin Republicans of Arizona Endorse Kate Brophy McGee and T.J. Shope for AZ Senate

PHOENIX – Today the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) of Arizona announced its endorsements of two LGBT allies in the Arizona State Legislature with a proven record of leading from a place of inclusion to directly benefit Arizona's diverse LGBT community. Members of both the LCR chapters in Phoenix and Tucson voted unanimously to fully support and formally endorse State Senator Kate Brophy McGee, who's running for reelection in Legislative District 28, and Representative T.J. Shope, who's running for the State Senate seat in Legislative District 8.  

The LGBT community is clearly a priority for both lawmakers. For example, Senator McGee introduced SB1321 earlier this year to protect Arizonans from being fired, denied housing or refused service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. She also introduced a similar bill during the last Legislative Session, and is determined to keep pressing the issue until anti-discrimination protections are expanded to the LGBT community across the state. 

Last year Representative Shope introduced an amendment to the so-called "no promo homo" law, which had been in place since 1991 to forbid Arizona schools from “promoting a homosexual lifestyle” in health classes. Shope said at the time the law -- which prohibited HIV and AIDS instruction that "portrays homosexuality as a positive alternative lifestyle" -- seemed "antiquated." Gov. Doug Ducey signed the law's repeal in April 2019 and thanked Shope for providing a "common sense solution."

"The notion that all Republicans are against the LGBT community is clearly misguided and objectively false, and both Senator Kate Brophy McGee and Representative T.J. Shope are proof of that," said Devin Slayton, president of the Log Cabin Republicans of Phoenix. "LCR members across the state are so grateful for the leadership from both lawmakers on such important issues, and we are proud to endorse them both today."

“I am deeply honored by this endorsement," said Senator Kate Brophy McGee. "We have important work ahead of us, and I look forward to joining with Log Cabin Republicans to fight for equality for all.”
"I'm honored to receive the endorsement of the Log Cabin Republicans of Arizona for the 2020 Election Cycle," Representative T.J. Shope said. "I look forward to working together to ensure a brighter Arizona for all Arizonans, free of discrimination of any kind."

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About Log Cabin Republicans of Arizona:
Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s original and largest organization representing LGBT conservatives and straight allies who support fairness, freedom, and equality for all Americans. Log Cabin Republicans has state and local chapters nationwide, full-time staff in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee, and state political action committees. Log Cabin Republicans of Arizona includes all members from the state's two chapters in Phoenix and Tucson.