I believe love is love and everyone deserves equal protection under the law. I cosponsored and voted for the Equality Act and support the Student Nondiscrimination Act. I was one of the first members of Congress to oppose the ban on transgender service members. I have fought to stop discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in housing and credit lending markets and prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity in adoption and foster care determinations. I even joined my colleagues in several high profile court cases fighting for equal rights (Masterpiece Cakeshop, Gavin Grimm, and Obergefell). I proudly voted for the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act and voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Listen for my appearances on GayBC News with Veronika Electronika.