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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Full Name: Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders
Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jane; 4 Children: Levi, Heather, Carina, David
Birth Date: 09/08/1941
Birth Place: New York, NY
Home City: Burlington, VT
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
July 31, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit an Opportunity to Advance LGBT Rights
July 18, 2014 End LGBT Discrimination
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. 7, 2013 Senate Passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Nov. 4, 2013 Sanders Statement on Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Oct. 17, 2013 Playboy - The Playboy Interview: Bernie Sanders
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
July 8, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Civil Rights and Marriage Equality
June 26, 2013 Sanders Welcomes Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling
June 26, 2013 VA Benefits Equality
June 26, 2013 Supreme Court Victories for Gay Marriage
June 26, 2013 VA Benefits Equality
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Workplace Discrimination
Jan. 17, 2013 Sanders Outlines Questions for Hagel
Jan. 17, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano - Immigration, DOMA and LGBT cases
Dec. 7, 2012 Sanders Statement on Gay Marriage Cases
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
May 9, 2012 Sanders Statement on President Obama's Support of Marriage Equality
Dec. 18, 2010 Release: Sanders Votes to End "Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
March 4, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Margaret Hamburg
May 1, 2006 Letter to Republican Senate Candidate Rich Tarrant
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Civil Rights
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