LGBT Rights

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Dec 14, 2018 In The News
Congressional Democrats have introduced a bill that will establish an envoy within the State Department who will be tasked with tracking and responding to human rights abuses committed against members of the LGBTI community across the globe.
Dec 14, 2018 In The News
New comprehensive legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday seeks to enshrine into law U.S. policy against anti-LGBT human rights abuses overseas and the process by which LGBT people facing persecution can seek asylum in the United States.
Dec 13, 2018 Press Release
December 13, 2018
We in Congress will not stand idly by as the Administration fails to acknowledge and respond to the plight of vulnerable populations, including LGBTI people.
Sep 22, 2017 In The News

With three simple tweets Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump reversed an Obama-era policy of letting transgender Americans serve openly in the U.S. Armed Forces.

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” Trump tweeted.

Sep 14, 2016 Floor Statements
September 14, 2016
Rep. Titus wanted lawmakers to recognize that LGBT veterans and their spouses are entitled to the same benefits as all other married military members.
Jun 24, 2016 Press Release
June 24, 2016
Rep. Titus joined celebrated the designation of the nation's first National Monument to recognize the LGBT civil rights movement.
Jun 22, 2016 In The News

House Democrats, including Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, conducted a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday in an attempt to force a vote on two gun-control proposals.

The two bills target different types of gun-control. The Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act would prevent those on the no-fly list from buying guns. The other, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act, would expand background checks for gun sales that take place over the internet and at gun shows.

Jun 12, 2016 Press Release
June 6, 2016
Rep. Titus mourned the horrific act and called for asked that terror not silence our collective voice.
Jun 10, 2016 In The News

Nearly a year after the Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples have the right to marry, Democratic Rep. Dina Titus of Las Vegas is still trying to tie up some unfinished business. And her Republican colleagues are still voting no.

Although the Obama administration has extended federal benefits to the spouses of veterans, regardless of their sexual preference, Titus wants to change the wording in the federal code to eliminate references indicating spouses must be of the opposite sex.

May 12, 2016 In The News

Same-sex couples are eligible to receive veterans benefits, but House Republicans still aren’t ready to fully acknowledge that.

A House Veterans' Affairs Committee panel knocked down an attempt Wednesday to update language in Department of Veterans Affairs statutes to officially recognize married gay couples. The amendment, which would have been attached to legislation authorizing a cost-of-living increase for veterans benefits, would have removed gender-specific spousal references from the federal code.