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Lambda Legal Congratulates Biden and Harris; Warns of Continued Legal Battles Ahead

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“[W]e urge President Trump and his supporters to follow the example set more than 200 years ago, when President Washington set the standard of a peaceful transition.”
November 7, 2020

(New York, NY, November 7, 2020) – Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings today issued the following statement about the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice-president of the United States:

“The results of the election are clear, with clear majorities in both the popular vote and the Electoral College for the Biden-Harris ticket.  The people of this country came out in record numbers for this election and the results are unequivocal.  We urge President Trump and his supporters to follow the example set more than 200 years ago, when President Washington set the standard of a peaceful transition, as has every president since, all of whom have accepted and honored the will of the people, even those who sought but were denied a second term.

“We celebrate the election of Vice President Biden and Senator Harris, both of whom have been key supporters of civil rights for LGBTQ people and everybody living with HIV. But, we are also mindful of the hard work ahead. Now that our opponents have lost their control of the executive branch, we know we will face renewed efforts to litigate away our rights through the judicial branch over the next four years using the Trump-appointed judges that Mitch McConnell has rammed through over the past four years.  We stand ready for the fight and are happy to have an ally in the White House to fight alongside us.

“We look forward to working with the Biden-Harris administration to roll-back some of the most egregious efforts of the previous administration to deny and dilute the hard-won rights we have secured since our founding almost 50 years ago.”

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