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Hillary Leaves Off The T

This is what Hillary Clinton’s campaign put out as a press release today:

New Poll Shows Hillary Leading Among LGB Voters

In a new survey released by Hunter College, Hillary Clinton leads all Democratic candidates in support among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) Americans. According to the poll, Hillary leads with 63 percent, 41 points ahead of the next candidate.

“I’m honored to have the support of so many in the LGB community,” said Clinton. “Together, we can end the divisiveness of the past seven years and change the direction of this country so that we embrace the full diversity of our nation.”

The poll also found that 72 percent of LGB likely voters consider Senator Clinton a supporter of gay rights. As President, Hillary will also work to end discrimination in adoption laws, sign hate crimes legislation and ENDA into law, and put an end to the failed policy of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. She will work to make sure that gay and lesbian couples in committed relationships have the same rights and responsibilities as all Americans.

I’m posting this specifically show that the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign left out the “T” when referring to the “LGB Community.” The first two paragraphs of the press release might not have mentioned T’s because they didn’t find enough T’s to be statistically significant for their poll, but I would think that in the last paragraph — where she mentions what she would do as president — she certaintly could have added that she was for LGBT civil rights/equality.

As it is, it looks like she’s just for LGB civil rights/equality.

Given the recent mess with ENDA, I find it noteworthy that her campaign’s messaging about the “alphabet soup” of communities was one that left off the T. Whether or not leaving off the T out this media release was intentional or not, to me it sure seems to be pretty poor form.

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