Monday, February 11, 2008

Rep. Tom Lantos passes away

Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA-12), Congress' only Holocaust survivor, passed away earlier today.

A long-time advocate for the LGBT community, his most recent HRC congressional scores in 2006, 2004, and 2002 had been 100. The scorecard is put out by the Human Rights Campaign to measure support for LGBT equality among members of Congress.

He founded the bipartisan Congressional Human Rights Caucus and enraged despots from China to Sudan for their human rights abuses.

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