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Gertrude Stein Gives Brown Its Support

The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club has endorsed At-Large Council member Kwame R. Brown, saying Brown "has worked hard to ensure equal rights" for the District's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Brown was cited for his continued support for the rights of domestic partnerships, including co-sponsoring legislation that would allow partners to be listed on birth certificates and to be treated the same as people in a marriage.

Longtime Stein Democrats Phil Pannell and Desi Deschaine advocated for the club's endorsement of Brown.

Brown said in the group's release announcing the endorsement this week that he was honored to receive its support.

"They represent a vital part of our community and their support is appreciated," he said. "All people should be equal under the law, regardless of race, creed, or sexual orientation."


By Marcia Davis  |  June 20, 2008; 8:07 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. Council  
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