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Chris Coons' Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Full Name: Christopher 'Chris' A. Coons
Office: U.S. Senate (DE) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate - Jr
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Annie; 3 Children: Michael, Jack, Maggie
Birth Date: 09/09/1963
Birth Place: Greenwich, CT
Home City: Wilmington, DE
Religion: Presbyterian
Date Title
July 21, 2014 Statement of Senator Coons on President Obama's Ban on LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors
July 11, 2014 Senator Coons Applauds Delaware Participants in National Gay Blood Drive
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
Feb. 24, 2014 Senator Coons Condemns Enactment of Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Respect All Lawful Marriages
Dec. 20, 2013 Senators Coons, Durbin Condemn Passage of Anti-LGBT Legislation in Uganda
Nov. 8, 2013 Letter to Dr. Thomas Bach, President International Olympic Committee - Reconsider Ruling on Russian Anti-LGBT Law
Nov. 6, 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act-- Motion to Proceed
Nov. 4, 2013 Senator Coons Votes to Protect LGBT Americans from Workplace Discrimination
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
July 8, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Civil Rights and Marriage Equality
July 8, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - Same Sex Marriages
June 26, 2013 Statement from Senator Coons on Supreme Court's Decision on Marriage Equality
June 26, 2013 Senator Coons, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill to Fully Repeal Defense of Marriage Act
May 7, 2013 Statement from Senator Coons on Delaware Senate's Passage of Marriage Equality Bill
April 10, 2013 Senator Coons and President of Equality Delaware Brief Senators on Marriage Equality Campaign
April 5, 2013 Huffington Post - Delaware Is Ready to Fight for Marriage Equality
April 5, 2013 Huffington Post - Delaware Is Ready to Fight for Marriage Equality
March 22, 2013 Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry - Combating Gender-Based Violence Abroad
March 5, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - LGBT Rights
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Feb. 19, 2013 Senator Coons Makes Pitch for Marriage Equality in Delaware
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Workplace Discrimination
Jan. 17, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano - Immigration, DOMA and LGBT cases
May 16, 2012 Senator Coons Reacts to House Passage of Discriminatory Version of Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act
May 9, 2012 Statement from Senator Coons on President Obama's Support for Marriage Equality
Feb. 7, 2012 Statement from Senator Coons on Federal Court Ruling Against California's Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Dec. 6, 2011 Coons praises Obama for standing up for LGBT rights around the world
Sept. 20, 2011 Statement from Senator Coons on Final Enactment of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal
July 22, 2011 Senator Coons praises Pentagon progress on implementation of Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal
July 14, 2011 Senator Coons Will Chair Panel at Landmark DOMA Repeal
June 29, 2011 13 Senators Team Up to Assure LGBT Youth that "It Gets Better"
June 29, 2011 It Gets Better Is More Than a Message, It's a Movement
June 1, 2011 Statement from Senator Coons on National LGBT Pride Month
May 12, 2011 Senator Coons: Uganda Should end Effort to Criminalize Homosexuality
April 14, 2011 Senator Coon Applauds Delware House for Passage of Civil Unions Bill
March 16, 2011 Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation
Dec. 2, 2010 Sen. Coons Voices Support for Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Sept. 21, 2010 Blog: A Clear Contrast
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Equality and Civil Rights
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Civil Rights
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