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Steny Hoyer's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. House (MD) - District 5, Democratic Minority Whip
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
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March 27, 2018 Tweet - "26 retired generals & admirals are calling for @RealDonaldTrump to reverse his harmful #TransBan & #ProtectTransTroops. From their statement, "[the ban] deprives the military of trained and skilled service members, which harms readiness and morale.""
March 24, 2018 Tweet - "Our military includes many transgender Americans who have volunteered to risk their lives & we need their talents & service. @POTUS's decision to drive patriots out of the military weakens our security & is inconsistent with our values. #ProtectTransTroops"
March 23, 2018 Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Latest Transgender Military Ban
Dec. 22, 2017 Tweet - "Today marks 7 years since President Obama signed #DADT repeal allowing #LGBT Americans to serve openly in the military. I was proud, as Majority Leader, to bring that legislation to the Floor & help end this discriminatory ban."
Dec. 1, 2017 Hoyer Statement on World AIDS Day
Nov. 20, 2017 Tweet - "On #TransgenderDayOfRemembrance, let us pause to remember the 25 #transgender people killed this year & honor their memory by continuing to work toward equal rights & dignity for all. #TDOR #TransWeek"
Nov. 1, 2017 Tweet - Proud to join an amicus brief, led by @RepSeanMaloney, in support of civil rights. Businesses should be #OpenToAll.
Nov. 1, 2017 Hoyer Remarks at a Press Conference Announcing Amicus Brief in Landmark LGBT Equal Rights Case
Oct. 30, 2017 Hoyer Statement on District Court Blocking President Trump's Military Transgender Ban
Oct. 7, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Trump Administration's Rollback of Protections for LGBT Americans
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Urging Presidet Trump to Reconsider Ban on Transgender Americans Serving in the Armed Forces
Aug. 29, 2017 Letter to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Representatives Urge Trump to Reverse Transgender Military Ban
Aug. 25, 2017 Hoyer Statement on President Trump's Discriminatory Ban on Transgender Troops
July 27, 2017 Hoyer Discusses TrumpCare, Russia Sanctions, and Trump's Transgender Ban on CNN's At This Hour
July 26, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Trump's Harmful Ban on Transgender Americans Serving in the Military
July 26, 2017 Hoyer on Trump's Transgender Military Ban: The Commander-in-Chief is "Dead, Flat Wrong"
July 14, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
July 13, 2017 Hoyer: Anti-LGBT Amendment Disparages All Who Serve and Wish To Serve Under Our Flag
July 13, 2017 Hoyer Statement on the Defeat of Amendment Targeting Transgender Service Members
June 15, 2017 Hoyer Statement on Commerce Department Removal of Protections for LGBT Employees
June 1, 2017 Hoyer Statement on LGBT Pride Month
March 2, 2017 Quigley and House LGBT Caucus Announce Re-Launch of Transgender Equality Task Force
Sept. 20, 2016 Hoyer Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of the End of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
June 30, 2016 Hoyer Statement on Reversal of Transgender Military Service Ban
June 8, 2016 Washington Post - "GOP is 'Rigging' System to Discriminate Against LGBT People"
May 25, 2016 Hoyer Statement on Republican Anti-LGBT Amendments
May 17, 2016 Hoyer to LGBTQ Americans: We Are With You
May 11, 2016 Hoyer: GOP Created Environment of Radicalism, Fear, Exclusion & Donald Trump is the Result
April 28, 2016 Letter to Chairman Goodlatte - Calls for Judiciary Hearing on Equality Act
Dec. 22, 2015 Hoyer Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of the Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Act
Nov. 17, 2015 Hoyer Statement on LGBT Equality Caucus' Transgender Task Force and Forum
July 27, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - LGBT Foreign Service Officers
July 23, 2015 Hoyer Statement on the Equality Act of 2015
April 23, 2015 Fast Track and Marriage Equality
April 23, 2015 Fast Track And Marriage Equality
March 31, 2015 Hoyer Statement on Arkansas' Discriminatory Law
March 30, 2015 Hoyer Statement on Indiana's Discriminatory Law
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
March 6, 2015 Hoyer Joins Amicus Brief on Marriage Equality Cases
Feb. 4, 2015 Hoyer Discusses the President's Budget, the Affordable Care Act, DC Voting Rights on the Kojo Nnamdi Show
Jan. 27, 2015 Hoyer, Honda, Polis, & Brady Recommend Anti-Discrimination Policies Protecting LGBT Congressional Employees
Jan. 27, 2015 Letter to All Members of the Democratic Party of the House of Representatives - Anti-Discrimination Policies Protecting LGBT Congressional Employees
Jan. 16, 2015 Hoyer Statement on Supreme Court's Decision to Consider Marriage Equality Cases
Nov. 7, 2014 Hoyer Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Senate Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Sept. 29, 2014 Hoyer Delivers Speech on House Democrats' Vision of a Congress on Your Side
Sept. 17, 2014 Hoyer Remarks at Press Conference on Employment Non-Discrimination Act Discharge Petition
July 21, 2014 Hoyer Statement on President Obama's Executive Order Protecting LGBT Federal Employees
June 26, 2014 Hoyer Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Supreme Court Decision on DOMA
June 20, 2014 Hoyer Statement on Obama Administration's Extension of Marriage Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
June 16, 2014 Hoyer Statement on Obama's Decision To Pursue Non-Discrimination Executive Order
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