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Brian Higgins' Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Women's Equality, Working Families for U.S. House - District 26
Date Title
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey
Dec. 21, 2015 Higgins: Action on Longtime Blood Donation Ban is Warranted But FDA Should Do Better
Dec. 14, 2015 "Blood is Blood" & Community Rally Against the FDA Policy Banning Gay Blood Donors
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
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Peter Neffenger, Administrator of Transportation Security Administrator - Treatment of Transgendered Individuals by the Transportation Security Administration
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers
July 9, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
June 26, 2015 Congressman Higgins Releases Statement on Marriage Equality Supreme Court Ruling
June 2, 2015 Western New York's Pride Week
April 16, 2015 Letter to Governors - Religious Freedom Restoration Act
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. 7, 2015 Higgins Stands In Support of Marriage Equality Bill
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
Nov. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urging Funding to Protect LGBT Human Rights Globally
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits
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
Oct. 8, 2013 Letter to Scott Blackmun, CEO, United States Olympic Committee - Ensure Safety of Americans During Winter Olympics
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
June 27, 2013 Equality for All
June 26, 2013 Statement From Congressman Brian Higgins on Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality
March 12, 2013 Letter to His Excellency V.B. Rybak - Reject Anti-LGBT Legislation
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
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 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
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. 21, 2011 Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
July 22, 2011 Statement on the End to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
June 14, 2011 Statement in Support of Marriage Equality
Feb. 23, 2011 Statement By Congressman Brian Higgins
Dec. 15, 2010 Higgins Announces House Passage of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal
May 27, 2010 Congressman Higgins Announces Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
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