The Human Rights Campaign issued a statement praising Thomas Perez’s work to prevent hate crimes.
“The President made a strong choice for the next labor secretary by nominating Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Perez has been a longtime advocate for LGBT equality. As assistant attorney general, he has worked to protect the community from hate crimes and has testified before Congress on the importance of passing legislation protecting LGBT individuals from workplace discrimination. We hope the senate moves forward in a bipartisan manner and without delay to confirm Perez as the next labor secretary.”