This is a list of gaylesbianand bisexual Americans in the U. Current members of Congress are shaded in gray. There has never been an openly transgender member of Congress.
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A growing faction of religious conservatives are planning a bill to establish some LGBT protections at the federal level, defying political orthodoxy and exposing a rift on the right. But in the Republican-controlled Senate, the ride will stop. They contend an unwavering war on homosexuality and transgender people is a losing battle.
The pool of candidates vying for their party's nomination in is among the largest and most diverse in US history. Less than two years out from the US presidential election, the pool of Democratic candidates vying for their party's nomination is among the largest and most diverse in United States history. With 25 candidates already in the race and a number of individuals yet to announce their campaign, the list is likely to grow as the US primary season gets closer. Michael Bennet has served as a US senator from Colorado since
CNN Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in the early s touted working for her father's anti-gay organization, which mobilized to pass a measure against same-sex marriage in Hawaii and promoted controversial conversion therapy. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.
Civil rights advocates are condemning a proposed Texas law they say opens the door to discrimination against the LGBT community and religious minorities. Advocates fear that barring state agencies that issue occupational licenses from penalizing workers who refuse services based on religious beliefs would essentially give workers a free pass to discriminate in the name of religion. Many state legislatures across the country have implemented legislation to extend protections for LGBT people in the last several years, with bipartisan support, such as in Kansas, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin, where governors from both parties signed executive orders pledging protection from workplace discrimination, though this has not come without pushback from conservative party leaders.
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Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, two rival U. Harris promising a return to truth and justice — but with specific nods to the struggles faced by gay Americans and targeted swipes at President Trump. The pair spoke briefly about the importance of registering to vote and being engaged in politics.
He expects more people than ever to show up for the Bucharest Pride Parade on May In addition to the worrying constitutional changes that are now awaiting passage through the Senate, the upper chamber of parliament, attitudes towards the LGBTI population remain highly negative in Romania generally. The community also faces poor access to health care while cases of violence are all too often not resolved.
The list is a long one, including politicians from both parties though a majority are Republican. Anti-gay politicians are the elected leaders whose rhetoric is often totally over-the-top against LGBT rights. Their voting record on key civil rights issues speaks for itself. Both have been vocal and steadfast in their opposition to gay rights for years - Santorum even compared gay marriage to sex with dogs.