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Lois Capps' Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Full Name: Lois Capps
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 24, Democratic
First Elected: 03/10/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 24
Primary June 3, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Widowed; 3 Children: Laura, Todd, Lisa (deceased)
Birth Date: 01/10/1938
Birth Place: Ladysmith, WI
Home City: Santa Barbara, CA
Religion: Lutheran
Date Title
July 21, 2014 Capps Applauds President's Executive Order
June 16, 2014 Capps Applauds Executive Order Addressing Workplace LGBT Discrimination
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
March 24, 2014 Capps Brings HBO Documentary on Oxnard Tragedy to Capitol Hill
March 24, 2014 E-Newsletter: Let's Put an End to Employment Discrimination
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. 29, 2014 Letter to Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education - Campus Sexual Assaults
Oct. 8, 2013 Letter to Scott Blackmun, CEO, United States Olympic Committee - Ensure Safety of Americans During Winter Olympics
June 26, 2013 Capps Celebrates Marriage Equality Supreme Court Rulings
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Oct. 11, 2012 Rep. Schiff Announces Almost 40 Members of Congress Have Participated in NOH8 Campaign
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
June 15, 2012 Capps Celebrates LGBT Pride Month
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
April 13, 2012 Capps Statement on Executive Order Prohibiting Workplace Discrimination by Federal Contractors
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
Sept. 20, 2011 Capps Applauds Repeal of ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
June 15, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State - Uphold and Defend Human Rights Overseas
May 25, 2011 Capps Slams Attempt by House Republicans to Delay Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal
Dec. 15, 2010 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010
June 9, 2010 Letter to Mr. Arthur W. Bracey, M.D., Chair of the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability
Feb. 12, 2010 Capps Statement Honoring The Life Of Lawrence "Larry" King
Feb. 9, 2010 Letter To President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schumer, And Chairwoman Lofgren - End Discrimination for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Binational Families
Feb. 4, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary Of State
Jan. 28, 2010 Capps Statement On President Obama's State Of The Union Address
Jan. 25, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Foreign Discrimination Against LGBT Community
June 23, 2009 Capps, 76 Congressional Colleagues Urge President Obama to Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and Initiate Bilateral Repeal Process
June 22, 2009 Letter To Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
May 26, 2009 Capps Statement On California Supreme Court Ruling On Proposition 8
June 4, 2008 Capps Helps Launch New Congressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Equality Caucus
May 15, 2008 Capps Praises California Supreme Court Decision Allowing Gay Marriage
April 24, 2008 Capps Honors Slain Oxnard Student; Speaks in Support of National Day of Silence
April 23, 2008 Day of Silence
July 18, 2006 Capps Notes Defeat Of Discriminatory Federal Marriage Amendment
Sept. 30, 2004 Marriage Protection Amendment
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: LGBT
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: LGBT
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: LGBT
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