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Keith Ellison's Public Statements on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: U.S. House (MN) - District 5, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
Issue Position: Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Issue Position: Marriage Equality
Issue Position: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Equality
Issue Position: Employment Non-Discrimination
July 9, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
June 26, 2015 Rep. Ellison Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges
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
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Protect LGBT Unaccompanied Minors
Dec. 4, 2014 Rep. Ellison Statement on Minnesota High School League Decision on Trans Athletes
Dec. 2, 2014 Letter to Grande Lum, Director of the Community Relations Service - Transgender Law Enforcement Training
Oct. 6, 2014 Ellison, Grijalva: Thirty States Down--Twenty to Go
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits
Sept. 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Use Executive Action to Protect LGBT Immigrants
Sept. 25, 2014 Letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner Ajit Pai, and Commissioner Michael O'Rielly - Ending Discriminatory Blocking of Online LGBT Resources
Sept. 12, 2014 Progressive Caucus Calls for Bold Action in Immigration Executive Order
July 21, 2014 Ellison, Grijalva: No American Should Fear Discrimination Because of Who They Love
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
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
March 14, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Anti-LGBT Legislation
Nov. 7, 2013 Ellison, Grijalva: House Must Act to End Workplace Discrimination
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Reevaluate Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy
June 26, 2013 Rep Keith Ellison: America Is One Step Closer To Liberty And Justice For All
May 21, 2013 Letter to Boy Scouts of America, National Council - Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
May 14, 2013 Rep. Ellison Applauds Passage Of Marriage Equality In Minnesota
March 12, 2013 Letter to His Excellency V.B. Rybak - Reject Anti-LGBT Legislation
March 1, 2013 212 Members of Congress File Historic Amicus Brief on DOMA Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Feb. 28, 2013 Rep. Keith Ellison: Violence Against Women Act Passage A Victory For The Wellstone Legacy
Jan. 22, 2013 President Obama's Inaugural Speech
Sept. 20, 2012 One Year After Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal, Let's Keep Moving Towards Inclusion
Sept. 20, 2012 Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
June 8, 2012 Letter to the Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
May 16, 2012 Congressman Keith Ellison Opposes Republican Bill That Weakens The Violence Against Women Act
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
June 15, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State - Uphold and Defend Human Rights Overseas
Jan. 5, 2011 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript
Dec. 15, 2010 Congressman Ellison Votes to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy
Nov. 18, 2010 Progressive Caucus
Oct. 22, 2010 Ellison Receives 100% Rating from the Human Rights Campaign; Makes Plea for "Equality and Inclusion"
Feb. 9, 2010 Letter To President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schumer, And Chairwoman Lofgren - End Discrimination for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Binational Families
Feb. 1, 2010 Letter To Mr. Robert Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America
Jan. 25, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Foreign Discrimination Against LGBT Community
Sept. 24, 2009 Press Release: Ellison Original Cosponsor Of Respect For Marriage Act
June 22, 2009 Letter To Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
June 4, 2008 Ellison Appointed Vice-Chair of Bi-Partisan Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
June 15, 2007 Recognizing A Great Minnesota Gay Rights Leader
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Civil and Human Rights
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