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Jim Himes' Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. House (CT) - District 4, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 4
Date Title
June 20, 2016 Letter to Robert M. Califf, Commisioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men
May 19, 2016 Connecticut House Delegation Statement on Shameful Actions by Republicans to Allow Discrimination against LGBT Individuals
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut, the Hon. Bob Duff, Connecticut State Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Brendan Sharkey, Connecticut State Speaker of the House- Thanks for LGBT Stance
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Women
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
July 9, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
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: Civil Rights
Nov. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urging Funding to Protect LGBT Human Rights Globally
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits
June 16, 2014 Himes Statement on Executive Order on LGBT Protections
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
June 26, 2013 Himes Statement on Supreme Court Overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, Proposition 8
June 26, 2013 Voting Rights Act
May 1, 2013 Blog - Preventing Workplace Discrimination
April 26, 2013 Preventing Workplace Discrimination
March 26, 2013 Blog - Overturning Prop 8
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. 30, 2013 Himes Statement on President Obama's Immigration Proposal
Dec. 7, 2012 Himes Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Gay Marriage Cases
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
May 17, 2012 Himes Votes Against Repealing Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence
May 9, 2012 Himes Statement on President Obama's Support for Gay Marriage
May 9, 2012 Murphy, DeLauro, Courtney Highlight Alarming CT Domestic Violence Data, Call for Action on Violence Against Women Act
March 28, 2012 Blog: Working Towards LGBT Equality
Feb. 8, 2012 Himes Statement on Prop 8 Ruling
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. 20, 2011 Himes Announces Rally to Celebrate DADT Repeal
July 14, 2011 Himes records video message for "It Gets Better' campaign to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth
June 29, 2011 Blog: It Gets Better
June 29, 2011 Himes Records Video for "It Gets Better" LGBT Youth Campaign
Nov. 30, 2010 Himes Urges Senate to Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell
Oct. 10, 2008 Himes Applauds Supreme Court Decision
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