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Then-Representative Markey also opposed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and voted in favor of successful legislation to repeal the ban on openly gay service members. And in July 2017, Ed came forward and denounced President Trump’s transgender military ban.

Following the mass shooting at PULSE nightclub in Orlando, Florida in 2016, Ed joined a bipartisan effort to end discriminatory blood donation policies.

Ed knows that our courtrooms should be a place of justice, not hate. That is why he co-authored the Gay and Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act, to end the use of so-called “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses in federal court. Too many lives have been taken without justice, and we cannot continue to blame victims for the violence committed against them.



In 2019, Ed introduced the GLOBE Act, which establishes a framework for the United States to promote LGBTQ+ rights around the globe. Despite President Trump’s efforts to neglect the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community, Ed knows that we must continue to advocate for the rights of every person.

Ed is one of original 19 cosponsors of the BE HEARD in the Workplace Act, the most comprehensive anti-discrimination and anti-harassment legislation ever introduced. It would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit the discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, or a sex stereotype.

In the next six years, Ed will continue to fight for the LGBTQ+ community and ensure equal rights and protections for every person.



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