Issues

LGBTQ Rights

I believe in the equality of all people and unequivocally support protections for the LGBTQ community. I am proud to be endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign and Alaskans Together for Equality. As your Senator, I will support The Equality Act and oppose any legislation that discriminates against citizens on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Simply put, I am appalled by the violence inflicted upon the LGBTQ community and will work to develop a comprehensive federal response. In the Senate, I will support legislation like the Student Non-Discrimination Act and Safe Schools Improvement Act, which prohibit public schools from targeting our most vulnerable students. As a doctor, I’m fully committed to expanding access to health care, ensuring medically necessary transition-related care under the Affordable Care Act, and barring the discrimination of LGBTQ individuals by federally funded service providers.

I share a great concern for the human rights of LGBTQ people abroad and condemn any laws that criminalize their identities and create barriers to their health and safety. It will be my priority to promote our highest principles and create a public sphere where all individuals can live free from the burden of oppression.