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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Full Name: Al Franken
Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Franni; 2 Children: Thomasin, Joe
Birth Date: 05/21/1951
Birth Place: New York, NY
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
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
Nov. 8, 2013 Letter to Dr. Thomas Bach, President International Olympic Committee - Reconsider Ruling on Russian Anti-LGBT Law
Nov. 7, 2013 Sen. Franken Lauds Passage of LGBT Workplace Protections as Key Step Toward Equality
Nov. 7, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
July 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Hails Vote on LGBT Workplace Protections as Step Toward Equality
July 8, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Civil Rights and Marriage Equality
June 26, 2013 Sen. Franken Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision Finding DOMA Unconstitutional
May 14, 2013 Sen. Franken Applauds Marriage Equality Becoming Law in Minnesota
March 26, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on Marriage Equality
March 22, 2013 Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry - Combating Gender-Based Violence Abroad
March 5, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - LGBT Rights
March 1, 2013 Sen. Franken Urges Supreme Court to Find So-Called Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - LGBT Workplace Discrimination
Jan. 17, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano - Immigration, DOMA and LGBT cases
May 9, 2012 Senator Franken's Statement on President Obama's Support for Gay Marriage
Jan. 25, 2012 The Advocate - Franken Tells GSAs He Needs Votes for Anti-Discrimination Measure
Nov. 10, 2011 Hearing of Judiciary Committee - In Support of the Respect for Marriage Act
July 20, 2011 Sen. Franken in Hearing: It's Time to Repeal Federal Law Barring Same-Sex Marriage
June 29, 2011 13 Senators Team Up to Assure LGBT Youth that "It Gets Better"
March 16, 2011 Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation
March 10, 2011 Sen. Franken, Rep. Polis Reintroduce Bill to End Bullying of LGBT Students
March 10, 2011 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Dec. 21, 2010 Sen. Franken Praises Key Vote Clearing Pathway to Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Dec. 18, 2010 Net Neutrality and Comcast/NBC Merger
Dec. 9, 2010 Sen. Franken's Statement on Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Nov. 18, 2010 Sen. Franken Launches Effort to Pass Legislation to Stop Bullying of Gay Students
Nov. 18, 2010 The Time has Finally Come to End Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Nov. 10, 2010 We Will Make It Better - Ending Bullying
Sept. 21, 2010 Franken Statement on the Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy
Sept. 21, 2010 Franken Statements on the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy and the DREAM Act
May 20, 2010 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 20, 2010 Franken Introduces Bill To Protect LGBT Students From Bullying At School
March 4, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Margaret Hamburg
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Civil Rights - Fighting Discrimination - Student Non-Discrimination Act
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Civil Rights - Fighting Discrimination
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