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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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Jun 1, 2019 Press Release

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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement today in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month:

May 24, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Trump Administration advanced an HHS proposed rule that would end anti-discrimination protections for women and transgender Americans in health care, days after announcing a proposed rule at HUD that would strip protections for transgender Americans at homeless shelters:
 
“The Trump Administration’s actions show utter contempt for the health, safety and humanity of women and transgender Americans.  

May 22, 2019 Press Release

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May 17, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 5, the historic Equality Act, to end discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

Speaker Pelosi.  Thank you, Mr. Speaker.  I thank the gentleman for yielding and I’m so proud that you are in the Chair, as well as all the others who will preside in the course of this historic debate today – Angie Craig being one of them.  

May 17, 2019 Press Release

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May 2, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s two new rules: a finalized rule allowing health care workers, pharmacies, insurance plans, and hospitals to refuse to provide care based on a personal belief, opening the door to widespread discrimination in health care, and a second expected rule denying transgender Americans their rightful civil rights protections under the ACA.

Mar 12, 2019 Press Release

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Mar 6, 2019 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1, the For the People Act: bold, transformative legislation to put the power back in the hands of the people and restore the people’s faith that government works for the public interest, not the special interests.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:

Nov 23, 2018 Press Release

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Sep 13, 2018 Press Release

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San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement to mark the 24th anniversary of the enactment of the landmark Violence Against Women Act legislation, which President Bill Clinton signed into law on September 13, 1994: