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Sheldon Whitehouse's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Full Name: Sheldon Whitehouse
Office: U.S. Senate (RI) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sandra; 2 Children: Molly, Alexander
Birth Date: 10/20/1955
Birth Place: New York, NY
Home City: Newport, RI
Religion: Episcopalian
Date Title
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
Nov. 8, 2013 Letter to Dr. Thomas Bach, President International Olympic Committee - Reconsider Ruling on Russian Anti-LGBT Law
Nov. 7, 2013 Sen. Whitehouse Statement on Passage of ENDA
July 8, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Civil Rights and Marriage Equality
April 24, 2013 Whitehouse Applauds R.I. Senate's Approval of Marriage Equality Legislation
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 President Barack Obama - LGBT Workplace Discrimination
Jan. 17, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano - Immigration, DOMA and LGBT cases
Oct. 18, 2012 Whitehouse Applauds Court Decision on Defense of Marriage Act
Sept. 24, 2012 Bipartisan Bill Would Stop LGBT Discrimination During Jury Selection Process
June 29, 2011 13 Senators Team Up to Assure LGBT Youth that "It Gets Better"
March 16, 2011 Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation
Dec. 22, 2010 Whitehouse: Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Marks Historic Win for Equality
Dec. 18, 2010 Whitehouse Statement on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Vote in Senate
June 9, 2010 Letter to Mr. Arthur W. Bracey, M.D., Chair of the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability
March 4, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Margaret Hamburg
Oct. 23, 2008 Whitehouse Earns Perfect Score from National Civil Rights Group
April 9, 2008 Letter to The Honorable Michael Mukasey, Attorney General
April 26, 2007 Whitehouse Statement Commemorating Anniversary of Vermont Civil Unions Law
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