In recent years, great strides have been made toward LGBTQ equality. However, over the past four years, the Trump administration has made numerous attempts to restrict LGBTQ rights. Under President Trump, transgender individuals have been banned from serving in the US military and had protections for gender identity in employment, housing and education undone. The Trump administration has also sought to prevent same-sex couples from adopting and sought to allow employers to discriminate based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
In Congress, I will work to undo the damage done to the cause of LGBTQ equality over the past four years. I will fight to preserve and expand the protections afforded to LGBTQ individuals, including their right to marry the person they love, protect them from discrimination everywhere and to formally codify these protections into law so they cannot simply be undone by future Republican administrations. I have always been an ally to the LGBTQ community, and this will continue in Congress.