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Jim McDermott's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 7, Democratic
Date Title
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections In The Trans-Pacific Partnership
May 31, 2016 Letter to Governor Pat McCrory - Condemning North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law for Enabling Discrimination Against Veterans
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act
April 27, 2016 Letter to John H. Thompson, Director of the US Census Bureau - Rep. Grijalva, Sen. Baldwin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Add LGBT Data to Census Survey
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - LGBT Immigrants
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Peter Neffenger, Administrator of Transportation Security Administrator - Treatment of Transgendered Individuals by the Transportation Security Administration
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Peter Neffenger, Administrator of Transportation Security Administration -- Reform Screening Procedures for Transgender Passengers
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers
July 23, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Department of Education Secretary - Ensuring LGBTQ Equality
July 14, 2015 Letter to Secretary Duncan, Department of Education - Protecting LGBTQ Students from Discrimination
June 26, 2015 McDermott Comments on Obergefell v. Hodges Decision
June 23, 2015 Letter to Department of Homeland Security - Protect LGBT Immigrants from Sexual Assault
June 8, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Discrimination
April 16, 2015 Letter to Governors - Religious Freedom Restoration Act
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
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Protect LGBT Unaccompanied Minors
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
Nov. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urging Funding to Protect LGBT Human Rights Globally
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits
Sept. 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Use Executive Action to Protect LGBT Immigrants
Sept. 25, 2014 Letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner Ajit Pai, and Commissioner Michael O'Rielly - Ending Discriminatory Blocking of Online LGBT Resources
July 31, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit an Opportunity to Advance LGBT Rights
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
June 25, 2013 McDermott, Blumenauer Re-Introduce Tax Parity Bill for LGBT Families
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
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
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: LGBT
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 McDermott Statement on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Sept. 19, 2011 Letter to IRS Commissioner Shulman
June 15, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State - Uphold and Defend Human Rights Overseas
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: LGBT
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
Jan. 25, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Foreign Discrimination Against LGBT Community
June 22, 2009 Letter to Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
March 29, 2007 Correcting Workplace Injustice In Domestic Partnership Benefits
Issue Position: Human Rights
Issue Position: Human Rights
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