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Sheldon Whitehouse's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. Senate (RI) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Nov. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Continue to Prioritize LGBTQ Youth in Key Programs
Nov. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Prioritize LGBTQ Youth in Key Programs
Oct. 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services - Draft Strategic Plan for FY2018-2022
July 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Senators Urge Secretary Mattis not to Implement Transgender Ban
July 27, 2017 Whitehouse Statement On Justice Department Argument Against Protections For LGBT Workers
July 26, 2017 Whitehouse Statement On Transgender Americans Serving In The Military
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 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
June 15, 2017 Whitehouse Cosponsors Bill To Protect LGBT Americans From Housing Discrimination
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
March 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Address How Education Dept. Will "Vigorously" Enforce Civil Rights Laws
Feb. 24, 2017 Whitehouse Opposes Trump's Withdrawal Of Guidance Protecting Transgender Students
June 16, 2016 Whitehouse Expresses Solidarity with LGBTQ Community
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
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
June 26, 2015 Sen. Whitehouse Statement on Supreme Court's Ruling on Marriage Equality
June 8, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - LGBT Discrimination
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
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
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 Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee - Reconsider Ruling on Russian Anti-LGBT Law
Nov. 7, 2013 Sen. Whitehouse Statement on Passage of ENDA
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
April 24, 2013 Whitehouse Applauds R.I. Senate's Approval of Marriage Equality Legislation
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
Jan. 17, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano - Immigration, DOMA and LGBT cases
Oct. 18, 2012 Whitehouse Applauds Court Decision on Defense of Marriage Act
Sept. 24, 2012 Bipartisan Bill Would Stop LGBT Discrimination During Jury Selection Process
June 29, 2011 13 Senators Team Up to Assure LGBT Youth that "It Gets Better"
March 16, 2011 Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation
Dec. 22, 2010 Whitehouse: Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Marks Historic Win for Equality
Dec. 18, 2010 Whitehouse Statement on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Vote in Senate
June 9, 2010 Letter to Mr. Arthur W. Bracey, M.D., Chair of the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability
March 4, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Margaret Hamburg
Oct. 23, 2008 Whitehouse Earns Perfect Score from National Civil Rights Group
April 9, 2008 Letter to The Honorable Michael Mukasey, Attorney General
April 26, 2007 Whitehouse Statement Commemorating Anniversary of Vermont Civil Unions Law
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