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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
Nov. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Investigate Reported Persecution of LGBTQ People in Azerbaijan
Nov. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Continue to Prioritize LGBTQ Youth in Key Programs
Nov. 7, 2017 U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Expand Services for LGBT Seniors
Nov. 7, 2017 Bonamici, Merkley Introduce Bill to Improve Services for LGBT Older Adults
Nov. 7, 2017 As LGBTQ Rights Case Heads to Supreme Court, Merkley and Wyden Join Amicus Brief in Support of Equal Treatment in Public Accomodations
Nov. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Prioritize LGBTQ Youth in Key Programs
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - Pallone and Cicilline Lead Letter Urging Attorney General Sessions to Uphold LGBT Worker Protections
Aug. 8, 2017 Merkley, Oregonians Rally to Support Transgender Military Members, Veterans
July 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Urge Secretary Mattis not to Implement Transgender Ban
July 27, 2017 Merkley Blasts Trump Administration's Pro-Discrimination Stance
July 26, 2017 Merkley Decries Trump Transgender Ban
July 19, 2017 Wyden, Merkley Join Colleagues in Introducing LGBT Data Inclusion Act
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 Wyden, Merkley Join Colleagues in Introducing Senate 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 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation
May 2, 2017 Cicilline Introduces Equality Act of 2017
May 2, 2017 Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Re-Introduced in Congress
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 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
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 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. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions
July 23, 2015 Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Introduced in Congress
July 23, 2015 MSNBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript: LGBTQ Rights
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
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