Deb Haaland on Civil Rights



Everyone deserves to love without discrimination

As a member of the U. S. House, Haaland was a committed ally of the LGBTQ community. In May of 2019, Haaland was awarded the prestigious Vanguard Award by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). The Vanguard Award is given to an outstanding ally who uses their platform to further LGBTQ+ equality. Accepting the award she stated; "Everyone deserves to love who they love and be who they are without facing discrimination or violence."
Source: The Washington Blade on Biden Cabinet , Mar 16, 2021

I have this wonderful lesbian daughter who I adore

Q: Please describe how an LGBTQ person in your life has affected your worldview.

Haaland: "That would be my daughter, who is a lesbian. Sometimes I think about how I have this beautiful, wonderful lesbian daughter who I adore, and who I want to have every opportunity for success. I just feel that every single American, regardless of where they are, what community they belong to, deserves to have opportunities to succeed."

Source: The Washington Blade on Biden Cabinet , Mar 16, 2021

Was Vice Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus

Haaland was also Vice Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, a group of lawmakers that serves as a resource for Members of Congress, their staff, and the public on LGBTQ+ issues at the federal level. The caucus works toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and well-being for all regardless of sexual orientation of gender identity and expression.
Source: The Washington Blade on Biden Cabinet , Mar 16, 2021

Justice, dignity and safety for all the marginalized

When too many are facing increasingly hateful violence--specifically in the black, brown, Native American, and LGBTQ communities-- I will fight for justice, dignity, and safety for marginalized communities. We must ensure that our policies reflect the inclusion and kindness we want to see in America. That means demilitarizing our nation's police forces, legalizing marijuana for adults over 21, ensuring that we support the DOJ in investigating and prosecuting hate crimes and police violence.
Source: 2018 NM-1st House campaign website DebForCongress.com , Oct 9, 2018

Parent of lesbian daughter: LGBTQIA rights are human rights

In New Mexico, we respect each and every family. New Mexico is now among only 17 states in the country that allow same-sex marriage, and as the parent of a lesbian daughter, I know that LGBTQIA rights are human rights. We MUST continue to support members of our community who identify as LGBTQIA and expand protections to stop discrimination in our state.
Source: Ballotpedia.org records: 2014 Lt. Governor campaign website , Dec 31, 2014

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