Sexual orientation and identity deserve the same legal protections in housing, employment, education and military involvement as other protected classes of individuals.  As a representative in Congress, I will continue demanding funding and legal protection for LGBT individuals, including:

  • Fully funding research to end new HIV infections and protecting HIV+ individuals against discrimination, homelessness, and unemployment;

  • Enacting federal hate crime legislation to fight against violent crimes; and

  • Passing legislation to protect LGBT individuals from every day attacks under the discriminatory cover of “religious freedom.”