Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Scoring Tennessee's Congressional Delegation

The Human Rights Campaign has released their annual congressional scorecard. The guide uses a 100-point scale to track the voting records of members of Congress on issues of interest to the GLBT community such as the Matthew Shepard Act, judicial confirmations, and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both got a 20. They received all their points for voting for the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act, which repeals the ban on HIV+ visitors and immigrants.

Tennessee's House delegation was all over the map with a lot of 0s.

David Davis-0
John Duncan-0
Zach Wamp-0
Lincoln Davis-25
Jim Cooper-80
Bart Gordon-50
Marsha Blackburn-0
John Tanner-27
Steve Cohen-90

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