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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
May 2, 2017 Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Re-Introduced in Congress
Feb. 22, 2017 Merkley Denounces Reversal of Policy Protecting Transgender Students
Nov. 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of United States Department of Justice - Call on Justice Department to Continue Rigorous Investigations into all reported Hate Crimes
Nov. 17, 2016 President-Elect Trump
Aug. 26, 2016 Members of Congress File Brief Urging Court to Recognize Employment Protections for LGBT Americans
July 22, 2016 Merkley Applauds NBA Decision to Move All-Star Game In Response to Anti-LGBT Law
June 29, 2016 Members of Congress Urge Court to Recognize Protections for LGBT Americans
June 21, 2016 Letter to Robert Califf, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
May 26, 2016 Merkley Statement on House GOP Blocking Spending Bill over Anti-LGBT Discrimination Amendment
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - LGBT Immigrants
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
Jan. 12, 2016 Merkley Statement on State of the Union
Dec. 18, 2015 Senators Call for Transparency for LGBTQ Students at Schools Seeking Religious Exemptions
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
July 23, 2015 Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Introduced in Congress
July 23, 2015 Booker Introduces Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation
July 23, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
June 26, 2015 Members of Congress, Civil Rights Groups Celebrate Landmark Marriage Equality Ruling, Call for Full Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections
June 8, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Discrimination
April 28, 2015 Merkley on Supreme Court MArriage Equality Cases: "Discrimination Has No Place in Our Nation's Laws"
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
Feb. 2, 2015 Merkley-Backed Executive Order Delivers Big Impact as Exxon Mobil Changes LGBT Discrimination Policy
Dec. 10, 2014 Merkley Announces Plan for Sweeping LGBT Civil Rights Legislation
Dec. 3, 2014 Merkley Statement on New Federal LGBT Workplace Protection Rules
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 21, 2014 President Signs Merkley-Backed Executive Order Banning LGBT Job Discrimination
July 18, 2014 Human Rights Campaign Endorses Jeff Merkley
June 16, 2014 Merkley: ENDA Executive Order Empowers Millions to Go to Work Free of Discrimination
May 19, 2014 Merkley Celebrates Landmark Ruling Creating Marriage Equality in Oregon
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 and Civil Liberties
Nov. 8, 2013 Letter to Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee - Reconsider Ruling on Russian Anti-LGBT Law
Nov. 8, 2013 Merkley Celebrates Bipartisan Vote on Historic Civil Rights Legislation
Nov. 7, 2013 Merkley: ENDA Historic Vote for Equality
Nov. 7, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013
Nov. 6, 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act - Motion to Proceed
Nov. 5, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 - Motion to Proceed
Nov. 4, 2013 NBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript: Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Nov. 4, 2013 Bipartisan Group of Senators: It's Time to Pass ENDA
Oct. 31, 2013 Landmark Gay Rights Bill Authored by Merkley will End LGBT Employment Discrimination
Oct. 28, 2013 Merkley Statement on ENDA Coming to Floor
July 11, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Implementation of Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling
July 10, 2013 Merkley Applauds Committee Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act
July 8, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security - Civil Rights and Marriage Equality
July 3, 2013 Merkley: ENDA Markup a Historic Step Forward for Equal Protection
June 26, 2013 Merkley: DOMA Decision Huge Stride Forward for Equality and Fairness
March 26, 2013 Merkley: Marriage Equality Issue of Fundamental Fairness
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