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Chellie Pingree's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Full Name: Chellie M. Pingree
Office: U.S. House (ME) - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 10, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Divorced; 3 Children: Hannah, Cecily, Asa
Birth Date: 04/02/1955
Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN
Home City: North Haven, ME
Religion: Lutheran
Date Title
Issue Position: Equal Rights
June 16, 2014 Pingree Applauds Executive Order to Prohibit LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors
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 Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
March 26, 2013 Supreme Court Hears Cases Involving Marriage Equality
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Feb. 4, 2013 Pingree Urges Boy Scouts of America to Lift Ban on Openly Gay Members
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 16, 2012 Attempt to weaken Violence Against Women Act shameful
March 20, 2012 Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Has Gone Smoothly
Feb. 9, 2012 Bringing Marriage Equality to Maine
Feb. 7, 2012 Court Overrules California Gay-Marriage Ban
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
Dec. 22, 2010 President Obama signs Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal
Dec. 18, 2010 Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Applauds Senate Passage of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal
Nov. 30, 2010 Pentagon Report Proves Don't Ask Don't Tell Should Be Repealed
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. 25, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Foreign Discrimination Against LGBT Community
Oct. 6, 2009 Repeal The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy
May 14, 2009 Embrace Marriage Equality
May 7, 2009 Congresswoman Chellie Pingree statement on passage of LD 1020
May 7, 2009 Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Statement on Passage of LD 1020
June 28, 2007 Testimony of Chellie Pingree for the FCC Hearing on Localism
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