LGBTQ Equality

“All people have the right to fully participate in the social, civic, and economic life of our communities, no matter who they love or how they identify. I will continue fighting for LGBTQ equality and work to end discrimination in all forms.”Senator Hassan

As Majority Leader of the New Hampshire State Senate, Senator Hassan successfully led efforts to make New Hampshire one of the first states in the nation to pass marriage equality – and she continues to be a leader in the fight for LGBTQ equality.

In the U.S. Senate, Senator Hassan is a cosponsor of the comprehensive and bipartisan Equality Act, which would ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans. The historic bill would ensure that all Americans – regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity – have the opportunity to fully participate in our civic and economic life.

Transgender Americans are facing an onslaught of discriminatory attacks from the Trump Administration, and Senator Hassan has consistently spoken out against any attempt to undermine the rights of the transgender community. She strongly opposes the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender troops in the military, as well as the Administration’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students in public schools.

Senator Hassan is also working to allow legally married same-sex couples – who until the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 Windsor decision were barred from filing federal taxes jointly – to file amended tax returns back to the date of their marriage.

Senator Hassan will continue to be a proud ally of the LGBTQ community and fight to end discrimination in all forms.

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