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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Nov 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.

Oct 11, 2017 Press Release

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Oct 6, 2017 Press Release

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Oct 5, 2017 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back a federal government policy protecting transgender people from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act:

Aug 25, 2017 Press Release

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San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Trump signed a memorandum ordering the Pentagon to block transgender Americans from enlisting in the military, to halt payment for medically necessary treatments for transgender troops, and to consider drumming transgender troops out of the military:

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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