By Lara Hill Last week a group of high-profile lesbians launched a political action committee dedicated to raising cash and campaigning on gay and women's rights issues in America.
Glee star Jane Lynch, tennis legend Billie Jean King and a host of other prominent LGBT supporters joined together to form LPCA, the Pro-Lesbian Super PAC and is the first PAC of its kind
LPAC is aiming to raise at least a million dollars for the 2012 election, which it plans to use to back candidates who share its equality mission or campaign against measures aimed at suppressing gay rights, such as banning same-sex marriage.
One top backer of the group is Laura Ricketts, a top Obama donor who is gay and is a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs.
“I support LPAC because courageous elected officials who support women’s rights, fairness, and equality for all of us deserve our unconditional support.” she explained
LPAC is now focusing its attention on the race between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney.
Obama has recently won widespread acclaim from gay rights groups for coming out in support of gay marriage and also for allowing gay personnel to serve openly in the US military.
By contrast, Romney has gone on record saying he does not support gay marriage, earning the ire of many gay Americans who say he is discriminating against the civil rights of fellow citizens.
By Lara Hill
Last week a group of high-profile lesbians launched a political action committee dedicated to raising cash and campaigning on gay and women's rights issues in America.