LGBTQ Rights

Equality is the civil rights fight of our generation. My brother is gay, and it’s fundamentally wrong that he and I don’t share the same rights just because of who he is.

The Supreme Court’s June 2013 overturn of DOMA was a good first step at the federal level toward ending marriage discrimination, but there is much more work to be done. LGBTQ citizens are still denied the right to marry in 15 states; I will fight to bring marriage equality to every citizen in America. I will also fight for the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to end discrimination in the workplace. And I will fight to extend the leadership my own city of Salem is providing on transgender laws to the rest of the country.