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John Conyers, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Full Name: John Conyers, Jr.
Office: U.S. House (MI) - District 13, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1964
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 13
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Monica; 2 Children: John III, Carl
Birth Date: 05/16/1929
Birth Place: Detroit, MI
Home City: Detroit, MI
Religion: Baptist
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Date Title
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
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
March 14, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Anti-LGBT Legislation
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
June 26, 2013 Conyers Hails Historic Supreme Court Ruling as Victory for Marriage Equality
June 25, 2013 Reps. Nadler, Conyers Push for Sweeping Reform of Nation's Housing Discrimination Laws
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
Feb. 26, 2013 Reps. Moore, Conyers and Slaughter Introduce VAWA That Protects LGBT, Native American, Immigrant, Campus and Sex Trafficking Victims: Bipartisan Senate Version Of VAWA Deserves A Vote In House
Feb. 26, 2013 Reps. Slaughter, Moore and Conyers Introduce VAWA That Protects LGBT, Native American, Immigrant, Campus and Sex Trafficking Victims
Feb. 22, 2013 Conyers and Moore: House Republican Version of VAWA Turns Back on Victims of Violence
Feb. 5, 2013 As Momentum for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Grows, Nadler and Bipartisan Coalition Introduce Uniting American Families Act to Provide Immigration Equality for LGBT Families
Jan. 3, 2013 House LGBT Equality Caucus Denounces Use of Taxpayer Funds to Defend DOMA
Dec. 7, 2012 Nadler, Frank, Baldwin, Polis, Cicilline and Conyers Laud Supreme Court Review of DOMA
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
May 31, 2012 House Champions of DOMA-Repeal Laud 1st Circuit Federal Court Decision that DOMA is Unconstitutional
May 16, 2012 House Democrats Press Conference - Pelosi and Hoyer Calling on GOP to Stop Blocking Bipartisan Senate Violence Against Women Act
March 26, 2012 Letter to John A. Boehner, Speaker of the House
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
Sept. 26, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner
Sept. 22, 2011 Reps. Nadler, Conyers, Towns, Israel, Scott, Hastings, Polis Push for Sweeping Reform of Nation's Housing Discrimination Laws
June 15, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State - Uphold and Defend Human Rights Overseas
April 25, 2011 Joint Statement by Respect for Marriage Act Sponsors on King & Spalding's Withdrawal from DOMA Defense
April 5, 2011 Letter to The Honorable John A. Boehner, Speaker of The House
March 4, 2011 Urging House Republican Leaders Not to Defend DOMA
Feb. 4, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary Of State
June 22, 2009 Letter To Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Dec. 4, 2007 William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2007
June 6, 2007 Republican Misguided Priorities
Sept. 25, 2006 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006
Sept. 30, 2004 Marriage Protection Amendment
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