Tulsi Gabbard on LGBTQ+

Key Points

  • Tulsi recently released a video affirming her deep commitment to fighting for equality and protecting for our LGBTQ community https://youtu.be/eLb3KVBErig
  • Tulsi is a vocal advocate of equality for our LGBTQ+ community
  • She is a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus in the House
  • Tulsi has been given a 100% for her voting record and endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT lobby organization in the country
  • "With the many challenges facing the LGBT community, we're honored to count Tulsi as an ally in standing up for issues of fairness. From her cosponsorship of the Equality Act to supporting marriage equality for same-sex couples and fighting for persons with HIV/AIDS, we applaud Tulsi's commitment to fundamental equal rights for all." - Mike Mings, Director Human Rights Campaign PAC
  • The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
  • Tulsi believes that “equal treatment and opportunity are fundamental rights for all Americans. Discrimination on the basis of national origin, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, gender, or race undermines core American principles of respect and individual freedom.”
  • Tulsi is committed to fight to ensure all individuals are treated equally under the law regardless of race, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
  • Tulsi has received a 100% rating for her voting record in favor of LGBT legislation.

Legislation

  • H.R.5 Equality Act of 2019 To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes
  • H.R.1244 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that all provisions shall apply to legally married same-sex couples in the same manner as other married couples, and for other purposes.
  • H.R 2532 Respect for Marriage Act
  • H.R.2119 Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, To prohibit, as an unfair or deceptive act or practice, commercial sexual orientation conversion therapy
  • H.Res.124 Expressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals.
  • H.R. 1755 Employment Non-Discrimination Act
  • H.R. 2839 Restore Honor to Service Members Act
  • H.R. 197 Repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act
  • H.R. 683 Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act
  • H.R. 1199 Safe Schools Improvement Act
  • H.R. 932 Healthy Families Act
  • H. Res. 549 Designating June 26th as LGBT Equality Day
  • H. Res. 208 Equality for All Resolution,  which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in areas that include credit, employment, education, federally funded programs, housing, jury service, and public accommodations
  • H.R. 3273 LGBT Data Inclusion Act
  • Signed the Marriage Equality Amicus Briefs
  • Advocated for LGBT Housing / Privacy Rights
  • Advocated to End Bullying and Harassment in Schools
  • Tulsi signs letter urging President Trump to reverse transgender military ban https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1197627/letter-to-donald-j-trump-president-of-the-united-states-representatives-urge-trump-to-reverse-transgender-military-ban#.XBfzFBNKikZ
  • H.R. 2282 Equality Act of 2017 which amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation

Tulsi’s Statements/Video

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