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Betty McCollum's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. House (MN) - District 4, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. House - District 4
Date Title
June 24, 2016 McCollum Commemorates 2016 LGBT Pride Month
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
June 12, 2016 McCollum Statement on Orlando Attack
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections In The Trans-Pacific Partnership
May 19, 2016 McCollum Statement on Republican Abuse of Power on House Floor
May 18, 2016 McCollum Statement on "No' Vote on National Defense Authorization Act
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Diversity
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
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
Nov. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urging Funding to Protect LGBT Human Rights Globally
Oct. 6, 2014 McCollum Commends Supreme Court Decision to Decline Appeals to Marriage Equality Victories
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits
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
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
July 31, 2013 McCollum Welcomes Marriage Equality to Minnesota
June 26, 2013 McCollum Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Strike Down the Defense Against Marriage Act (DOMA)
May 14, 2013 Celebrating Minnesota Marriage Equality
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Feb. 28, 2013 McCollum: Violence Against Women Act Finally Protects All Victims of Domestic Violence
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
May 18, 2012 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
May 9, 2012 Congresswoman McCollum's Response to President Obama's Support of Same-Sex Marriage
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
Sept. 16, 2011 Minnesota Independent - McCollum and Ellison Urge IRS to Assist LGBT Couples on Tax Issues
June 15, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State - Uphold and Defend Human Rights Overseas
Dec. 20, 2010 Congress Repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"; Congresswoman McCollum Applauds End to Discrimination in the Armed Forces
May 28, 2010 U.S. House Repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy to End Discrimination Against Gays and Lesbians in the Armed Forces
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"
July 19, 2006 Marriage Protection Amendment
July 22, 2004 Marriage Protection Act of 2004
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