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

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 9, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 9
Date Title
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act
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
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 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
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
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: LGBT Equality
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
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 Schakowsky Statement on Supreme Court's Decision Not to Consider Appeals on Marriage Equality Cases
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
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
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: LGBT Equality
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: Labor
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
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