|Updated: 6/12/2012 8:33 am
||Published: 6/11/2012 10:51 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- A welcome home party for Arkadelphia native Chad Griffin.
Monday was his first day on the job as leader of the Human Rights Campaign, the nations largest LGBT civil rights organization.
"It's very important for me to start off in the place that gave me my start," said Griffin.
He enters the job faced with the big task of fighting for marriage equality. In fact, he will soon meet with the NAACP to talk about its endorsement of gay marriage.
"I'm really excited. One of the first things I am going to do in Washington is have lunch with Ben Jealous. We win these battles by forming coalitions," said Griffin.
Griffin also talks about a new HRC study finding more than three quarters of LGBT youth believe things will get better.
"So there is some optimism in this study, but we have a long way to go," said Griffin.