ATLANTA -- Stacey Abrams picked up the endorsements of the controversial Planned Parenthood organization, as well as a statewide LGBTQ advocacy group.
Abrams, hoping to become the nation's first African-American female governor this fall, is running against Stacey Evans for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Abrams was endorsed by Georgia Equality, whose executive director, Jeff Graham, said, "Abrams has not only supported our issues, she has actively supported openly LGBTQ candidates at the legislative level and has been instrumental in building the progressive infrastructure across issues that will make Georgia a better place for all to live, work, and visit."
Abrams endorsed marriage equality in 2006 during her first run for the state legislature and cosponsored legislation to prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Dawn Laguens, executive VP of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said, "Abrams will fight against any attacks on Planned Parenthood and protect access to reproductive health and rights across the state. Abrams has a proven track record of leadership in support of women and families.
"For years, she has been a leading voice for reproductive rights and justice in Georgia and across the country."
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