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Mike Honda's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Full Name: Michael 'Mike' M. Honda
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 17, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 17
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Widowed; 2 Children: Mark, Michelle
Birth Date: 06/27/1941
Birth Place: Walnut Creek, CA
Home City: San José, CA
Religion: Protestant
Date Title
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
Nov. 25, 2013 Blog: Immigration Rally with President Obama
Nov. 8, 2013 Letter to Governor Edmund Brown, State of California - School Success and Opportunity Act
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 Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
Aug. 1, 2013 Rep. Honda Statement on LGBT Blood Donation Ban
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
Feb. 28, 2013 Rep Honda Introduces Immigration Legislation to Reunite Families
Feb. 5, 2013 As Momentum for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Grows, Nadler and Bipartisan Coalition Introduce Uniting American Families Act to Provide Immigration Equality for LGBT Families
Jan. 15, 2013 Rep Honda on SCOTUS Prop 8 Decision
Jan. 15, 2013 Rep Honda on Republicans and DOMA
Dec. 15, 2012 Contra Costa Times - Rep. Michael Honda: Supreme Court Can Relegate Discrimination to History's Ash Bin
Nov. 19, 2012 The Hill - Bipartisan Deal Possible on Immigration Reform
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
Aug. 1, 2012 Letter to the Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary, United States Department of Homeland Security
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 9, 2012 Rep. Honda on Launch of Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
June 25, 2012 Rep. Honda on the 9th Circuit Court & the California Proposition 8 Case
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
May 9, 2012 Statement on President Obama's Gay Marriage Support
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
Sept. 21, 2011 The Official Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Aug. 24, 2011 Blog: This Can Be a Tipping Point For Equality, If We Push
June 15, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State - Uphold and Defend Human Rights Overseas
April 1, 2011 The Advocate - Reps Speak Out on Gay Immigration
Dec. 10, 2010 Huffington Post - Senate DADT Obstructionists Joined the Wrong Side of America's Civil Rights History
Dec. 10, 2010 The Hill - 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal will not be stopped in long run (Rep. Mike Honda)
Dec. 5, 2010 Washington Post - 'Don't ask, don't tell' in the Senate
Oct. 1, 2010 Don't Ask Don't Tell
Aug. 5, 2010 Blog: Proposition 8 Overturned!
June 9, 2010 Letter to Mr. Arthur W. Bracey, M.D., Chair of the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability
Feb. 11, 2010 Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell
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
Jan. 25, 2010 Letter to President Barack Obama
June 22, 2009 Letter To Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Nov. 7, 2007 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007
Sept. 9, 2004 Tribute to Wiggsy Siverton
March 22, 2004 Statement in Support of Gay Marriage
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: LGBT Rights, Don't Ask Don't Tell, Defense of Marriage Act
Jan. 1, 2013 Issue Position: LGBTQ, Ensuring Equality for LGBTQs
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: LGBT RIGHTS - DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL | DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Federal Hate Crimes Legislation
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell
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