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Mark Udall's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Full Name: Mark E. Udall
Office: U.S. Senate (CO) - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Primary June 24, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Maggie; 2 Children: Jed, Tess
Birth Date: 07/18/1950
Birth Place: Tucson, AZ
Home City: Eldorado Springs, CO
Date Title
July 21, 2014 President Follows Colorado's Lead, Bars Federal Contractors from Discriminating Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity
July 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Oppression and AGOA
June 20, 2014 President Endorses Udall's Legislation to End Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples
June 6, 2014 The Huffington Post - Equality Shouldn't End at State Lines
May 19, 2014 Udall: VA Providing Death Benefits for Same-Sex Widow Shows It Can Act for All Legally Married Veterans
May 8, 2014 Udall, Murray Bill Ensures Equality for Same-Sex Spouses
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. 26, 2014 Udall Introduces Proposal to Ensure VA Ends Discrimination of Lawfully Married Same-Sex Couples
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Respect All Lawful Marriages
Nov. 12, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Discriminatory VA Policy for Same-Sex Couples
Nov. 7, 2013 Udall Welcomes U.S. Senate's Vote for Equal Treatment for All Hardworking Americans, Calls on U.S. House to Pass ENDA This Year
Nov. 4, 2013 Udall: Bipartisan Vote Ensures Level Playing Field, Equal Treatment for All Hardworking Americans
Sept. 20, 2013 Udall Marks Two-Year Anniversary of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
July 8, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - Same Sex Marriages
July 8, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Civil Rights and Marriage Equality
June 26, 2013 Udall Welcomes Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, Pledges to Continue Fight for Full Marriage Equality
May 1, 2013 Udall Congratulates Couples Lining Up for Colorado's First Civil Unions, Urges Dialogue to Continue on Marriage Equality
April 30, 2013 Strengthening Our Families and Communities
March 26, 2013 Udall Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Strike Down California's Proposition 8, Discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act
March 22, 2013 Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry - Combating Gender-Based Violence Abroad
March 12, 2013 Udall Heralds Passage of Colorado Civil Unions Legislation
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
March 1, 2013 Udall, Bennet Sign Legal Brief to Supreme Court Arguing Against DOMA
Feb. 28, 2013 Udall Welcomes Passage of Violence Against Women Act
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Workplace Discrimination
Dec. 7, 2012 Udall Bullish on Equality as U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Defense of Marriage Act, Proposition 8
Sept. 24, 2012 Blog: One Team, One Fight
Sept. 19, 2012 Udall Commemorates One-Year Anniversary of DADT Repeal
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
May 31, 2012 Udall Welcomes Court Decision Invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act
April 26, 2012 Udall Celebrates Senate Reauthorization of VAWA
April 25, 2012 Letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense
June 29, 2011 13 Senators Team Up to Assure LGBT Youth that "It Gets Better"
Dec. 22, 2010 Udall Hails President's Signing of Bipartisan Bill to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Dec. 18, 2010 Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Dec. 18, 2010 Udall Helps Lead the U.S. Senate on Big Bipartisan Step Forward to Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Nov. 30, 2010 Lieberman, Udall, Gillibrand Praise Pentagon Report on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal
May 28, 2010 Blog: A Historic Vote to End "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
May 27, 2010 Udall Votes in Senate Armed Services Committee to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
April 20, 2010 Blog: Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" This Year
March 26, 2010 Blog: Secretary Gates Announces Changes to Don't Ask, Don't Tell
March 4, 2010 Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell
March 4, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Margaret Hamburg
March 3, 2010 Blog: A Bill to End Don't Ask Don't Tell
Feb. 2, 2010 Ending Don't Ask Don't Tell
Feb. 2, 2010 Udall Responds to Administration Announcement on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' Urges Pentagon not to Allow Proposed Study to be Substitute for Final Action
Jan. 19, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Yoweri Museveni President, Republic of Uganda
Oct. 16, 2009 In Letter to Obama, Udall Urges Action to Speed Repeal of ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy
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