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Raul Grijalva's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. House (AZ) - District 3, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 3
Date Title
July 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting
June 30, 2016 Published in Huffington Post- Pulse - The Intersection of Homophobia, Racism and Access to Guns
June 20, 2016 Letter to Robert M. Califf, Commisioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men
May 27, 2016 Grijalva Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Include Voluntary Data Collection for LGBT Individuals
May 16, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States, and Dr. John B. King, Jr., Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education - Grijalva Leads Lawmakers in Praising the Administration's Leadership Protecting LGBT Individuals
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
March 3, 2016 Letter to Edith Ruiz, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Julie Brill, Federal Trade Commissioner, Terrell McSweeny, Federal Trade Commissioner, Maureen Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commissioner, and Joshua Wright, Federal Trade Commissioner - Conversion Therapy
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: LGBT Rights
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
July 9, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
June 23, 2015 Letter to Department of Homeland Security - Protect LGBT Immigrants from Sexual Assault
June 2, 2015 Rep. Grijalva on LGBT History Month
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
Oct. 17, 2014 Rep. Grijalva Praises Court Ruling to Allow Gay Marriage in Arizona
Oct. 6, 2014 Ellison, Grijalva: Thirty States Down--Twenty to Go
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
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
Feb. 24, 2014 Grijalva Statement on Arizona's SB 1062: "Arizonans Didn't Ask for This, and We're Tired of Being a Petri Dish for Extremism"
Jan. 29, 2014 Letter to Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education - Campus Sexual Assaults
Oct. 8, 2013 Letter to Scott Blackmun, CEO, United States Olympic Committee - Ensure Safety of Americans During Winter Olympics
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
June 26, 2013 CPC Co-Chairs: Supreme Court Decisions Fulfill Promise in Constitution
May 21, 2013 Letter to Boy Scouts of America, National Council - Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
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. 28, 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Feb. 25, 2013 Grijalva Calls for Vote on Senate-Approved Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization as Republicans Bring Weak Version to Floor
Feb. 4, 2013 Grijalva Highlights Introduction of Violence Against Women Act, Calls for Republican Support After Ideologically Driven 2012 Failure
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
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
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
June 15, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State - Uphold and Defend Human Rights Overseas
Aug. 4, 2010 Grijalva Lauds Court Rejection of California Proposition 8 Ban on Gay Marriage, Highlights Finding That Law Has No "Rational Basis"
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