City Council Speaker Christine Quinn backed Charlie Rangel in his tough re-election campaign, lauding the longtime Harlem pol’s reputation as a fighter on the forefront of battling discrimination and supporting equal rights — and LGTB rights in particular.
“Go back and look at the record. Who was one of the first leading African American officials in this country to speak out in full support of marriage quality for the LGBT community? Charlie Rangel. Who has always been there for the LGBT community? Charlie Rangel,” Ms. Quinn said. The congressman, she added, was among the guests at her wedding in March to long-time partner Kim Catullo. Read More