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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Full Name: Jeffery 'Jeff' A. Merkley
Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Mary; 2 Children: Jonathan, Brynne
Birth Date: 10/24/1956
Birth Place: Eugene, OR
Home City: Portland, OR
Religion: Christian
Date Title
June 16, 2014 Merkley: ENDA Executive Order Empowers Millions to Go to Work Free of Discrimination
May 19, 2014 Merkley Celebrates Landmark Ruling Creating Marriage Equality in Oregon
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
Nov. 8, 2013 Letter to Dr. Thomas Bach, President International Olympic Committee - Reconsider Ruling on Russian Anti-LGBT Law
Nov. 8, 2013 Merkley Celebrates Bipartisan Vote on Historic Civil Rights Legislation
Nov. 7, 2013 Merkley: ENDA Historic Vote for Equality
Nov. 7, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Nov. 6, 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act - Motion to Proceed
Nov. 5, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 - Motion to Proceed
Nov. 4, 2013 NBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript: Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Nov. 4, 2013 Bipartisan Group of Senators: It's Time to Pass ENDA
Oct. 31, 2013 Landmark Gay Rights Bill Authored by Merkley will End LGBT Employment Discrimination
Oct. 28, 2013 Merkley Statement on ENDA Coming to Floor
July 10, 2013 Merkley Applauds Committee Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act
July 8, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Civil Rights and Marriage Equality
July 3, 2013 Merkley: ENDA Markup a Historic Step Forward for Equal Protection
June 26, 2013 Merkley: DOMA Decision Huge Stride Forward for Equality and Fairness
March 26, 2013 Merkley: Marriage Equality Issue of Fundamental Fairness
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. 20, 2013 Merkley Releases Report on Oregon Domestic Violence and Calls on House to Pass Violence Against Women Act
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - LGBT Workplace Discrimination
Jan. 17, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano - Immigration, DOMA and LGBT cases
June 12, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Merkley, Kirk Bill to End LGBT Employment Discrimination Receives Hearing in Senate
May 10, 2012 Letter to Chairman Harkin and Ranking Member Enzi
May 10, 2012 Merkley: Employment Non-Discrimination Hearing Opportunity to Hear Employment Struggles of LGBT Americans
May 9, 2012 Merkley Applauds Obama on Marriage Equality
April 12, 2012 Merkley Statement on Administration's Inaction on Barring Employment Discrimination
March 16, 2011 Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation
Dec. 9, 2010 Merkley: Deeply Disappointed in Senate Failure to Repeal Discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
May 20, 2010 Franken Introduces Bill To Protect LGBT Students From Bullying At School
Feb. 4, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary Of State
Jan. 19, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Yoweri Museveni President, Republic of Uganda
Nov. 5, 2009 Merkley Joins Victims of Employment Discrimination to Support Legislation Providing Protection for LGBT Employees
Nov. 5, 2009 The Oregonian: White House Boosts Merkley's Anti-Discrimination Bill
Aug. 5, 2009 Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions
May 21, 2009 Merkley: Senate Bill Promotes Equality for Federal Employees
May 20, 2009 Hearing Of The Senate Banking, Housing And Urban Affairs Committee - Oversight Of The Troubled Asset Relief Program
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
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