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Eliot Engel's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Full Name: Eliot L. Engel
Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 16, Democratic
First Elected: 11/08/1988
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Working Families, Democratic for U.S. House - District 16
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Patricia; 3 Children
Birth Date: 02/18/1947
Birth Place: Bronx, NY
Home City: Bronx, NY
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
July 22, 2014 Rep. Engel Says LGBT Workers Need Workplace Protections
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
Dec. 20, 2013 Engel Statement on Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Oct. 8, 2013 Letter to Scott Blackmun, CEO, United States Olympic Committee - Ensure Safety of Americans During Winter Olympics
Aug. 15, 2013 Engel Applauds Pentagon's Extension of Personnel Benefits to Same-Sex Military and Civilian Couples
Aug. 2, 2013 Ranking Member Engel on Secretary Kerry's Announcement on Same-Sex Spousal Visas
Aug. 2, 2013 Engel Calls for Equality in Federal Benefits
June 26, 2013 Rep. Engel Praises the Long-Overdue Repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act
June 26, 2013 Rep. Engel Says Supreme Court Rulings a Landmark Day for Equality
April 18, 2013 National Day of Silence
April 18, 2013 National Day of Silence Fights Violence and Discrimination Against LGBT Youth
March 27, 2013 Rep. Engel Calls Again for the Repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act
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
Oct. 18, 2012 NY Federal Court Rules Against Defense of Marriage Act
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 Rep. Engel Applauds Court Ruling Against Defense of Marriage Act
May 9, 2012 Rep. Engel Applauds President Obama's Support for Same Sex Marriage
April 20, 2012 National Day of Silence Fights Violence and Discrimination Against LGBTQ Youth
Feb. 7, 2012 Rep. Engel Applauds Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage in California
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 Don't Ask Don't Tell Enters History Books
July 22, 2011 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Finally Comes to an End
July 8, 2011 Rep. Engel Applauds the End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Feb. 23, 2011 Rep. Engel: DOMA Will Not Be Defended
Dec. 23, 2010 Don't Ask, Don't Tell is Officially Repealed
Dec. 21, 2010 House Passes Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal...Again
Dec. 15, 2010 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010
Dec. 10, 2010 Senate Fails to Pass Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Nov. 30, 2010 Representative Engel Urges Senate To Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Oct. 13, 2010 Rep. Engel Applauds Don't Ask, Don't Tell Ruling
July 9, 2010 Rep. Engel: DOMA Ruling is Long Overdue
May 27, 2010 House Passes Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal
April 15, 2010 National Day Of Silence Fights Violence And Discrimination Against LGBT Youth
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
Feb. 2, 2010 Statement From Rep. Engel -- Senate Addresses Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Jan. 25, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Foreign Discrimination Against LGBT Community
Sept. 15, 2009 Rep. Engel Calls For The Repeal Of DOMA
June 23, 2009 Representative Engel Calls For The Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
June 22, 2009 Letter To Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
June 17, 2009 Statement From Representative Engel - Granting Benefits To Same-Sex Couples A Good First Step
May 13, 2009 Support For New York State Assembly Same Sex Marriage Bill
Nov. 8, 2007 Employment Anti-Discrimination Bill Passes House
July 6, 2006 Congressman Engel's Reaction to the New York Ruling on Gay Marriage
Sept. 30, 2004 Marriage Protection Amendment
March 31, 2004 Engel Speaks Out Against Government Endorsed Discrimination
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: LGBT - Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
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