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Paul Tonko's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 20, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Independence, Women's Equality, Working Families for U.S. House - District 20
Date Title
July 1, 2016 Tonko, Sheehan, LGBT Leaders Mark Conclusion of Pride Month, Discuss Progress Made Toward Equality, Work Still Ahead of the Community
June 20, 2016 Letter to Commisioner Robert M. Califf, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections In The Trans-Pacific Partnership
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act
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
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers
June 26, 2015 http://tonko.house.gov/press-releases/tonko-statement-on-supreme-court-marriage-equality-ruling/
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
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
Jan. 29, 2014 Letter to Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education - Campus Sexual Assaults
June 26, 2013 Tonko Applauds SCOTUS Decision Ruling DOMA Unconstitutional
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
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
June 25, 2011 Congressman Tonko Statement on Passage of Same-Sex Marriage in New York State
June 15, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State - Uphold and Defend Human Rights Overseas
Feb. 4, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary Of State - Save LGBT Refugees
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