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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Date Title
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut, the Hon. Bob Duff, Connecticut State Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Brendan Sharkey, Connecticut State Speaker of the House - Thanks for LGBT Stance
March 9, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy Introduce Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence Against the LGBT Community
Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
May 21, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Prevent Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
March 6, 2015 Brief of 167 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 44 U.S. Senators as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Civil Rights
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
Oct. 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Special Envoy for LGBT Human Rights within U.S. Department of State
July 31, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit an Opportunity to Advance LGBT Rights
July 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Oppression and AGOA
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
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Respect All Lawful Marriages
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Civil Rights
Nov. 8, 2013 Blumenthal, Lembo, LGBT Advocates Call On Speaker Boehner To Bring Employment Non-Discrimination Bill To House Floor
Nov. 7, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Sept. 4, 2013 Blumenthal Statement On Obama Administration's Decision To Extend Federal Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses Of Veterans
Aug. 15, 2013 Blumenthal Joins Norwich Veteran, Yale Law Clinic In Calling for Immediate Action To Extend Same Equal Rights to Veteran Couples
July 26, 2013 Blumenthal Applauds DHS Decision to Reconsider Citizenship Petitions Previously Denied Because Of DOMA
July 11, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Implementation of Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling
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 Blumenthal Statement on Supreme Court's Decision to Strike Down DOMA
June 24, 2013 Blumenthal, Heinrich First Senators To Join NOH8 Campaign For Marriage Equality, Equal Rights
March 22, 2013 Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry - Combating Gender-Based Violence Abroad
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Workplace Discrimination
Feb. 12, 2013 Blumenthal And Advocates Hail Senate Passage Of Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
Jan. 17, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano - Immigration, DOMA and LGBT cases
July 24, 2012 Middle Class Tax Cut Act--Motion to Proceed--Continued
May 9, 2012 Blumenthal Applauds President Obama's Comments on Same-Sex Marriage
Sept. 21, 2011 Blumenthal Praises Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
June 29, 2011 13 Senators Team Up to Assure LGBT Youth that "It Gets Better"
March 16, 2011 Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation
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