LGBT Equality

All Americans are entitled to be treated equally under the law, regardless of who they love. As Americans, we are all equal. Anything otherwise is simply wrong.

Marriage Equality

I believe that two people who desire to make a lifelong commitment to build a future together should have the right and ability to marry, and it should be called “marriage.” As a member of Congress I have actively worked to bring equality to reality, including strongly supporting the Respect for Marriage Act to repeal the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act

I believe we should all be judged in our jobs and careers by the quality of our work and the value we bring to our workplace.  No one should have to face discrimination in the workplace or in their ability to earn a living and provide for their family.

Currently, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans are excluded from the basic protections that outlaw workplace discrimination. That’s why I helped introduce the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the current list of employment protections that include age, gender, religion, race, and disability. It is unconscionable to allow people to be legally discriminated against in the workplace, and I proudly helped introduce the bill in Congress to end this discrimination.

I am proud to have the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization.

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