Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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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 26, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Congressman Joseph Kennedy III and House Democrats at a press conference calling on the President to reverse his insulting and degrading new policy banning transgender Americans from serving in the military.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: 

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

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Jul 13, 2017 Press Release

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Jul 13, 2017 Press Release

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Jul 3, 2017 Press Release

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Jun 26, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement to mark the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality:

“Two years ago, the Supreme Court affirmed that equal justice under the law means marriage equality for LGBT Americans.  With this historic decision for love, our nation moved closer to fulfilling the full promise of our ideals.  No person should be denied their rights because of who they are or whom they love. 

Jun 12, 2017 Press Release

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Jun 1, 2017 Press Release

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May 22, 2017 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 87th birthday of the slain civil rights leader and San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk: