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Congressman Heck Gets Support from Republican LGBT Super PAC, But Doesn’t Support LGBT Equality

Congressman Heck doesn’t support marriage equality or anti-discrimination employment legislation for LGBT individuals

Las Vegas, NV – Another Washington Super PAC is pouring money into Nevada propping up Congressman Heck’s campaign. American Unity PAC describes itself as a Republican pro-LGBT organization and is attacking Catherine Cortez Masto for supporting the Iran deal because Iran oppresses members of its LGBT community.

American Unity PAC might want to take a closer look at Congressman Heck’s anti-LGBT record here at home before throwing any more money into Nevada to buy him a Senate seat.

  • Congressman Heck believes marriage is a “sacred vow” between a man and a woman and said that President Obama’s support of marriage equality was a “distraction” from the real issues.
  • Congressman Heck does not support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would protect members of the LGBT community from being fired or discriminated against at work. Heck voted against an amendment to protect LGBT students from bullying.
  • Congressman Heck voted against funding to implement trainings to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the military. Just this month, Congressman Heck voted against an amendment to recognize same-sex married veterans.


Catherine Cortez Masto was endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT advocacy group in the country. Catherine supports the Equality Act, which will ensure that LGBT individuals cannot be discriminated against for employment, housing, education, federal funding and benefits.

“Another Washington Super PAC is pouring money into the Nevada to prop up Congressman Heck’s campaign and distract from his record of voting against Nevada interests,” said Mairead Lynn, spokesperson for the Nevada Democratic Party. “Congressman Heck has failed to stand up against discrimination of the LGBT community, and still opposes marriage equality. Anyone who believes that LGBT individuals do not deserve the same protections under the law that he does, is not someone who deserves to represent Nevadans in Washington.”