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Joe Kennedy III's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. House (MA) - District 4, Democratic
Date Title
June 5, 2019 Kennedy & Markey Introduce Legislation to Ban Use of Gay and Trans Panic Defense
May 24, 2019 Kennedy Rejects Trump Attack on Transgender Patients
May 13, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Bonamici Leads Effort to Call on DeVos to Reinstate Protections for Transgender Students; Joined by 44 Colleagues
March 28, 2019 Opposing Ban on Transgender Members of Armed Forces
Feb. 11, 2019 Kennedy Intros Resolution Rejecting Trump Military Trans Ban
Jan. 22, 2019 Kennedy Statement on Trans Military Ban
Oct. 5, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State - Schneider Leads 100+ Democratic Members Urging Trump Administration to Reverse Decision to Deny Visas to Same-Sex Partners of Foreign Diplomats
Sept. 6, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - End Ban on Medically Necessary Treatments for Transgender Veterans
Aug. 1, 2018 Letter to Hugh Hurwitz, Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons - Reverse Effort Placing Transgender Offenders at Risk for Sexual Assault
July 13, 2018 Kennedy & Markey Introduce Legislation to Ban use of Gay and Trans Panic Defense
June 26, 2018 Letter to David Pekoske, Transportation Security Administration - Jayapal and Kennedy Demand TSA Treat Transgender Travelers with Dignity and Respect
June 14, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Hon. Gregg Harper, Chairman of the Committee on House Administration - Pocan Leads More than 50 House Democrats in Calling on Speaker Ryan to Include LGBT Content in Workplace Training
June 5, 2018 Kennedy Statement on Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling
June 5, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Jim Mattis, Secretary of Defense - End Transgender Ban in the Military
May 23, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director - ICYMI: 127 Democrats Urge OMB Director Mulvaney to Reject Discriminatory Health Care Proposal
May 11, 2018 Letter to Jennifer Truman, Bureau of Justice Statistics - Nadler Demands Bureau of Justice Statistics Abandon Effort to Erase LGBT Teen Crime Victims
March 27, 2018 Letter to Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - More Than 100 Democrats to Call on Department of Health and Human Services to Put Patients First and Withdraw Discriminatory Refusal of Care Rule
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of US Department of Justice - Stand Against LGBTQ Discrimination
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Kennedy, McEachin, Jayapal Urge Trump To Reverse Transgender Military Ban
Aug. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Trump's Ban on Transgender Military Servicemembers
July 13, 2017 Kennedy Statement On Anti-Transgender Amendment
June 30, 2017 Letter to the Honorable General James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Delay Implementation of Policy on Transgender Service Members
March 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jefferson Sessions, Attorney General of the United States - Investigate Recent Murders of African-American Transgender Women
March 2, 2017 Quigley and House LGBT Caucus Announce Re-Launch of Transgender Equality Task Force
Feb. 22, 2017 Kennedy Calls For Reversal Of Trump Move To Undermine Transgender Student Protections
July 12, 2016 Kennedy Statement on Discriminatory "First Amendment Defense Act''
July 8, 2016 Kennedy Statement on Signing of Mass Transgender Equality Bill
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
June 1, 2016 Kennedy Statement on Mass Transgender Equality Bill
May 19, 2016 Kennedy Statement on LGBT Amendment to House Appropriations Bill
May 18, 2016 MetroWeekly - House Introduces Bill to Modify Federal RFRA to Prevent LGBT Discrimination
May 18, 2016 Washington Blade - Bill Seeks to Bar Anti-LGBT Bias in Name of "Religious Freedom'
May 16, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States, and Dr. John B. King, Jr., Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education - Grijalva Leads Lawmakers in Praising the Administration's Leadership Protecting LGBT Individuals
May 12, 2016 Kennedy Statement on Mass Transgender Equality Bill
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act
March 3, 2016 Letter to Edith Ruiz, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Julie Brill, Federal Trade Commissioner, Terrell McSweeny, Federal Trade Commissioner, Maureen Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commissioner, and Joshua Wright, Federal Trade Commissioner - Conversion Therapy
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
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Peter Neffenger, Administrator of Transportation Security Administrator - Treatment of Transgendered Individuals by the Transportation Security Administration
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Peter Neffenger, Administrator of Transportation Security Administration - Reform Screening Procedures for Transgender Passengers
Oct. 6, 2015 Kennedy Testifies In Support Of Massachusetts Transgender Equality Bill
Aug. 7, 2015 The Herald News: Our unfinished march toward equality for LGBT Americans
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers
July 23, 2015 The Equality Act
July 23, 2015 Kennedy Statement on Equality Act
July 9, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
June 26, 2015 Kennedy Statement on Obergefell v. Hodges Decision
April 28, 2015 Congressman Kennedy Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Equality Case
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
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
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