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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - Pallone and Cicilline Lead Letter Urging Attorney General Sessions to Uphold LGBT Worker Protections
July 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Urge Secretary Mattis not to Implement Transgender Ban
July 26, 2017 Blumenthal Responds to Trump's Ban on Transgender Americans Serving in the Military
July 13, 2017 Blumenthal, Murphy, Dozens of Members of Congress Introduce Refund Equality Act to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples
July 6, 2017 Letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination
July 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Senate Democrats Urge HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination
June 28, 2017 Blumenthal Joins Senate's First Ever Resolution Recognizing June as Pride Month
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement
June 16, 2017 Murphy, Blumenthal Helping to Lead Legislation to Restore Honor to Service Members Discharged Due to Sexual Orientation
June 16, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation
June 9, 2017 Gillibrand Introduces Legislation To End Discrimination Against Potential LGBT Adoptive and Foster Parents Based on Their Sexual Orientation; Open More Loving Homes To Children Being Left Behind
May 8, 2017 Blumenthal, Murphy Reintroduce Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Price, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Restore LGBT Questions to Key Older Americans and Disability Surveys
April 26, 2017 Following Widespread Anti-LGBTQ Push under President Trump, Murphy, Blumenthal, Join Efforts to End Dangerous, Fradulent "Conversion Therapy"
April 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State, the Hon. Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations - Chechen Human Rights Violations Towards LGBTI Community
Jan. 21, 2017 Blumenthal Features '#WhyIMarch' Testimonies from Connecticut Marchers on His Facebook Page
Jan. 9, 2017 Blumenthal Statement Regarding Discharge Upgrade for Veteran Ed Spires
Nov. 30, 2016 Blumenthal: Russell Amendment Stripped from Final Defense Bill, But the Fight Against Discrimination is Not Over
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
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
March 9, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy Introduce Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence Against the LGBT Community
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
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
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
May 21, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense - Prevent Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
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
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
Oct. 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Special Envoy for LGBT Human Rights within U.S. Department of State
July 31, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit an Opportunity to Advance LGBT Rights
July 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Oppression and AGOA
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. 16, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Respect All Lawful Marriages
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Civil Rights
Nov. 8, 2013 Blumenthal, Lembo, LGBT Advocates Call On Speaker Boehner To Bring Employment Non-Discrimination Bill To House Floor
Nov. 7, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Sept. 4, 2013 Blumenthal Statement On Obama Administration's Decision To Extend Federal Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses Of Veterans
Aug. 15, 2013 Blumenthal Joins Norwich Veteran, Yale Law Clinic In Calling for Immediate Action To Extend Same Equal Rights to Veteran Couples
July 26, 2013 Blumenthal Applauds DHS Decision to Reconsider Citizenship Petitions Previously Denied Because Of DOMA
July 11, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Implementation of Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling
July 8, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Civil Rights and Marriage Equality
July 8, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - Same Sex Marriages
June 26, 2013 Blumenthal Statement on Supreme Court's Decision to Strike Down DOMA
June 24, 2013 Blumenthal, Heinrich First Senators To Join NOH8 Campaign For Marriage Equality, Equal Rights
March 22, 2013 Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry - Combating Gender-Based Violence Abroad
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Workplace Discrimination
Feb. 12, 2013 Blumenthal And Advocates Hail Senate Passage Of Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
Jan. 17, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano - Immigration, DOMA and LGBT cases
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