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Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi attends the ceremony commemorating the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp’s first day of issue and honors the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, a San Francisco hero who dedicated his life to the fundamental American value of equality.

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi attends the ceremony commemorating the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp’s first day of issue and honors the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, a San Francisco hero who dedicated his life to the fundamental American value of equality.  

San Francisco is blessed with a large and vibrant LGBT community and a strong history of advocacy for equal rights for all. Since my first day in Congress, ending discrimination against gays and lesbians has been a top priority. I have continuously supported legislation that expands our laws in order to better reflect the diverse society in which we live.

We have made great strides in Congress toward achieving equal rights for every American: protecting against violence by passing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, ensuring equal visitation rights for all hospital patients and ending discrimination in the military by repealing the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. We celebrated as the Supreme Court issued one of the most transformative and magnificent decisions in the history of our country: Obergefell v. Hodges, recognizing marriage equality as a fundamental right for every American, everywhere.

Recently, I was proud to join Democratic leaders in the House and Senate as we introduced the Equality Act - a historic, comprehensive bill to end discrimination against LGBT Americans once and for all. The Equality Act reaffirms our most fundamental American ideal: that we are all created equal, and that equal protection is the right of every American - no matter who you are, no matter who you love.

We will continue fighting until we end discrimination in the workplace, ensure that all American families are viewed equally in the eyes of the law and stop the bullying of LGBT youth in our schools and in our society. Please know that I will continue to fight against discrimination and work for policies that reflect the ideals of fairness, equality and justice.

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Jul 11, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after House Republicans adopted an outrageous anti-LGBTQ amendment to the minibus funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, which allows federally-funded child welfare placing agencies to turn away qualified prospective parents on the basis of sexual orientation and religion:

Jun 4, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Supreme Court handed down an anti-civil rights ruling in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission:

Jun 1, 2018 Press Release

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San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement today in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month:

May 22, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in observance of Harvey Milk Day in the state of California, in honor of what would have been the 88th birthday of the slain civil rights leader and San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk:

Mar 23, 2018 Press Release

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Dec 22, 2017 Press Release

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Dec 5, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement as the Supreme Court begins to hear oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission:

“The true story of America is a story that celebrates the constant march of progress toward full and equal rights for all people, regardless of who they are or whom they love.  

Dec 1, 2017 Press Release

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Nov 1, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – At a bipartisan meeting today in the U.S. Capitol, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi directly called on Dr. Ali Abdel Aal Sayyed Ahmed, Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives to denounce the assault on civil liberties involving anti-LGBT persecution, NGO activity and attacks on religious minorities in Egypt.  Leader Pelosi also hand-delivered a letter addressed to the Egyptian Speaker detailing her strong concerns.

Nov 1, 2017 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616