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Jan Schakowsky's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Full Name: Janice 'Jan' D. Schakowsky
Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 9, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 9
Primary March 18, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Robert Creamer; 2 Children: Ian, Mary; 1 Stepchild: Lauren
Birth Date: 05/26/1944
Birth Place: Chicago, IL
Home City: Evanston, IL
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 21, 2014 Statement on President Obama's Signing of Executive Order Banning Federal Contractors From Engaging in Workplace Discrimination Against LGBT Individuals
July 2, 2014 Schakowsky Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act
June 20, 2014 Statement on President Obama's Extension of Additional Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
June 17, 2014 Statement on President Obama's Executive Order Banning Workplace Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientatio
June 1, 2014 Schakowsky Marks the Official Beginning of Marriage Equality in Illinois
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
May 28, 2014 More Than 100 Members of Congress Urge Action on Human Rights 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. 11, 2014 Statement on Department of Justice's New Policy on Same-Sex Couples
Nov. 5, 2013 Rep. Schakowsky Strongly Supports Illinois General Assembly's Passage of Marriage Equality
Oct. 8, 2013 Letter to Scott Blackmun, CEO, United States Olympic Committee - Ensure Safety of Americans During Winter Olympics
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Ivica Dacic, Prime Minister of Serbia - Support LGBT Rights
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
July 4, 2013 Statement on Independence Day
June 26, 2013 Statement on the Supreme Court's Decision on the Defense of Marriage Act
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
Oct. 18, 2012 Schakowsky Statement on Appeals Court Ruling DOMA Unconstitutional
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
May 30, 2012 Schakowsky Statement on Lambda Legal Marriage Equality Lawsuit
May 16, 2012 House Democrats Press Conference - Pelosi and Hoyer Calling on GOP to Stop Blocking Bipartisan Senate Violence Against Women Act
May 9, 2012 Schakowsky Statement on Marriage Equality
Nov. 3, 2011 Rep.Schakowsky Joins 132 House Members to Challenge DOMA
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
Oct. 17, 2011 Quigley, Gutierrez, Schakowsky Hold Hearing on Same-Sex Marriage
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
Sept. 22, 2011 Celebrating the End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
June 15, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State - Uphold and Defend Human Rights Overseas
Jan. 13, 2011 The Close of an Extremely Productive 111th Congress
Dec. 15, 2010 Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010
Dec. 1, 2010 Schakowsky's Statement on Passage of Civil Unions in Illinois
June 9, 2010 Letter to Mr. Arthur W. Bracey, M.D., Chair of the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability
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
Feb. 4, 2010 Letter To The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary Of State
Feb. 1, 2010 Letter To Mr. Robert Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America
Jan. 27, 2010 Schakowsky Statement On State Of The Union Address
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"
Aug. 14, 2006 Schakowsky Speaks Out Against Attempt to Include Discrimination in Constitution
July 18, 2006 Marriage Protection Amendment
Oct. 19, 2005 Schakowsky Raises Questions, Concerns about Kelo Decision
July 22, 2004 Marriage Protection Act of 2004
Feb. 24, 2004 Schakowsky Reacts to President Bush's Support of a Constitutional Amendment Opposing Gay Marriage
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: LGBT Equality
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: Labor
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