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Raoul Releases New Ad on Erika Harold's History of LGBT Discrimination
2018-09-04

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CHICAGO — Today, Sen. Kwame Raoul's campaign for Attorney General released a new television ad, "What Erika Harold Believes," highlighting his Republican opponent's shocking views on the safety of children and her consistent record of discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

"Erika Harold has repeatedly supported policies that discriminate against people like me," said State Representative Greg Harris, chief sponsor of Illinois' marriage equality law. "Prejudice has no place in our state, let alone the attorney general's office. Kwame has a long history of protecting our families and fighting for equal rights, and I know he will defend the progress we've worked so hard to achieve."

SCRIPT:

[Narrator]

"You still won't believe what Erika Harold believes. We know she'd discriminate against a loving, gay couple who want to adopt a child, favoring an abusive, straight couple instead. But she also supports a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and would even allow employers to fire workers, just for being gay.

Kwame Raoul believes children must be protected from abusers, and everyone should be treated equally no matter who you love."

[Kwame Raoul]

"I'm Kwame Raoul. This is the work of my life. And I'm just getting started."

Harold, who claims her personal views don't matter because she will simply "enforce the law," didn't feel that way in 2014 when she supported prohibiting the U.S. Department of Justice from undermining the Defense of Marriage Act, which the Supreme Court had already found unconstitutional.

"I would support an amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman," Harold told the Champaign News-Gazette while running for Congress in 2014.

—From a press release





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