Is Human Rights Campaign Hoping For Hillary?

Activist Analyzes HRC Squared

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Election season kicks it into high gear tomorrow, when Iowans caucus for their presidential favorites. Hoping to spread the pro-trans word, activist Vanessa Edwards Foster penned an analysis of Hillary Clinton‘s queer policies.

Foster says that of all the candidates with whom she’s spoken – Clinton, Dennis Kucinich, John Edwards, Joe Biden and Chris Dodd – the former first lady appears to be the least “supportive”.

Foster also wonders if Human Rights Campaign, which threw trans folk under the bus during the ENDA debacle, are already planning for a Clinton presidency…

For anyone not already aware, while HRC has not offered endorsements on candidates, Hillary Clinton is a lock-tight cinch for the HRC endorsement. It’s been a foregone conclusion since summer. Truth be told, she has a Clinton legacy she wants to right for the gay and lesbian community and will be the dream candidate of gay and lesbian America.

Per my contacts on the Hill, the Clinton presidency is exactly what they are scripting and strategizing for in the next session. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) has already stated and predicted passage of the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA), which will be submitted as sexual orientation only.

Sen. Hillary Clinton will be the greatest candidate ever elected to the White House for the gay and lesbian community. Clinton will be HRC’s dream President. However, we in the transgender community are fully aware of HRC’s history on transgenders, and we should also fully understand the implications.

Foster also points to last summer’s HRC-sponsored gay forum, during which, Foster says, HRC leader Joe Solmonese and his co-moderators offered Clinton “softball” questions, while grilling some of the other Democratic contenders.