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Nydia Velázquez's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 7, Democratic
Date Title
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 Velázquez Joins Effort to Repeal Discriminatory "Defense of Marriage Act"
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Protect LGBT Unaccompanied Minors
Sept. 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Use Executive Action to Protect LGBT Immigrants
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
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
June 26, 2013 Velázquez on Same Sex Marriage Ruling
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Oct. 11, 2012 Rep. Schiff Announces Almost 40 Members of Congress Have Participated in NOH8 Campaign
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 Velazquez on Defense of Marriage Act Court Ruling
May 10, 2012 Velázquez on President's Announcement Regarding Same Sex Marriage
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 Don't Ask Don't Tell is Finally No More
June 25, 2011 Velázquez on Same Sex Marriage
Dec. 15, 2010 Velázquez on House Passage of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal"
April 16, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Julius Genachowski, Chariman, Federal Communications Commission
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
June 22, 2009 Letter To Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Sept. 30, 2004 Marriage Protection Amendment
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