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Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington D.C.
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 Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
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 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
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 Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
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 Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions Sen. Ron Wyden Unknown
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 Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington D.C.
July 23, 2015 Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Introduced in Congress Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, D.C.
July 23, 2015 Booker Introduces Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Letter to Arne Duncan, Department of Education Secretary - Ensuring LGBTQ Equality Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
July 14, 2015 Letter to Secretary Duncan, Department of Education - Protecting LGBTQ Students from Discrimination Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
July 10, 2015 Booker Joins Senate Democrats to Call for Equal Dignity in the Tax Code Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Senate Democrats Call for Equal Dignity in the Tax Code Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Senate Democrats Call for Equal Dignity in the Tax Code Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Ron Wyden Washington D.C.
July 2, 2015 Newsletter: June 2015 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Unknown
June 26, 2015 Members of Congress, Civil Rights Groups Celebrate Landmark Marriage Equality Ruling, Call for Full Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, D.C.
June 26, 2015 Bonamici Statement on SCOTUS Decision Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 Wyden Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decision Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 Schrader Responds to SCOTUS Decision on Gay Marriage Rep. Kurt Schrader Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 Representative Blumenauer Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
June 8, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Discrimination Rep. Earl Blumenauer Unknown
June 8, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Discrimination Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
June 8, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Discrimination Sen. Ron Wyden Unknown
April 28, 2015 Merkley on Supreme Court MArriage Equality Cases: "Discrimination Has No Place in Our Nation's Laws" Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
April 10, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Calling for a Vote on Amendments to Budget Resolution Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
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 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
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 Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
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 Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
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 Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
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 Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2015 Merkley-Backed Executive Order Delivers Big Impact as Exxon Mobil Changes LGBT Discrimination Policy Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2014 Merkley Announces Plan for Sweeping LGBT Civil Rights Legislation Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
Dec. 3, 2014 Merkley Statement on New Federal LGBT Workplace Protection Rules Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urging Funding to Protect LGBT Human Rights Globally Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
Oct. 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Special Envoy for LGBT Human Rights within U.S. Department of State Sen. Ron Wyden Unknown
Oct. 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Special Envoy for LGBT Human Rights within U.S. Department of State Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
Sept. 25, 2014 Letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner Ajit Pai, and Commissioner Michael O'Rielly - Ending Discriminatory Blocking of Online LGBT Resources Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit an Opportunity to Advance LGBT Rights Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 21, 2014 President Signs Merkley-Backed Executive Order Banning LGBT Job Discrimination Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
July 18, 2014 Human Rights Campaign Endorses Jeff Merkley Sen. Jeffery Merkley Portland, OR
June 16, 2014 Merkley: ENDA Executive Order Empowers Millions to Go to Work Free of Discrimination Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 16, 2014 Rep. Bonamici Praises President Obama's Executive Order to Ban LGBT Discrimination Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
June 13, 2014 Sign the Petition: End Workplace discrimination! Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Unknown
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
May 19, 2014 Rep. DeFazio Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
May 19, 2014 Merkley Celebrates Landmark Ruling Creating Marriage Equality in Oregon Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
May 19, 2014 Wyden Applauds Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
April 18, 2014 Bonamici Discusses the Older Americans Act with LGBTQ Seniors and Advocates Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Beaverton, OR
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 Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Unknown
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 Rep. Earl Blumenauer Unknown
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 Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
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 Sen. Ron Wyden Unknown
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 Rep. Kurt Schrader Unknown
Jan. 29, 2014 Letter to Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education - Campus Sexual Assaults Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Respect All Lawful Marriages Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
Dec. 4, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Bring ENDA to Floor Rep. Kurt Schrader Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2013 Letter to Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee - Reconsider Ruling on Russian Anti-LGBT Law Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2013 Merkley Celebrates Bipartisan Vote on Historic Civil Rights Legislation Sen. Jeffery Merkley Eugene, OR
Nov. 7, 2013 Wyden Applauds Senate Passage of ENDA Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
Nov. 7, 2013 Merkley: ENDA Historic Vote for Equality Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Nov. 7, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Nov. 6, 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act - Motion to Proceed Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 - Motion to Proceed Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2013 NBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript: Employment Non-Discrimination Act Sen. Jeffery Merkley Unknown
Nov. 4, 2013 Bipartisan Group of Senators: It's Time to Pass ENDA Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2013 Landmark Gay Rights Bill Authored by Merkley will End LGBT Employment Discrimination Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2013 Merkley Statement on ENDA Coming to Floor Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2013 Letter to Scott Blackmun, CEO, United States Olympic Committee - Ensure Safety of Americans During Winter Olympics Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2013 Wyden: All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Now Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 11, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Implementation of Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
July 11, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Implementation of Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
July 10, 2013 Merkley Applauds Committee Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
July 8, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Civil Rights and Marriage Equality Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
July 3, 2013 Merkley: ENDA Markup a Historic Step Forward for Equal Protection Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 26, 2013 Bonamici: DOMA and Proposition 8 Decisions are Another Leap Toward Equal Rights Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Washington, DC
June 26, 2013 Merkley: DOMA Decision Huge Stride Forward for Equality and Fairness Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
June 26, 2013 Wyden Statement on SCOTUS Overturning DOMA Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
June 26, 2013 Equal Justice Under the Law Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
June 26, 2013 Justice and Equity Restored in America Rep. Peter DeFazio Washington, DC
May 21, 2013 Letter to Boy Scouts of America, National Council - Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Rep. Earl Blumenauer Unknown
March 26, 2013 Merkley: Marriage Equality Issue of Fundamental Fairness Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
March 22, 2013 Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry - Combating Gender-Based Violence Abroad Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
March 22, 2013 Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry - Combating Gender-Based Violence Abroad Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
March 12, 2013 Letter to His Excellency V.B. Rybak - Reject Anti-LGBT Legislation Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
March 5, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - LGBT Rights Sen. Jeffery Merkley Washington, DC
March 5, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - LGBT Rights Sen. Ron Wyden Washington, DC
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court Rep. Earl Blumenauer Washington, DC
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