Bay Windows: Elizabeth Warren announces support for LGBT rights

United States Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren in a Dec. 15 blog post on Blue Mass Group announced her support of LGBT rights, including legalized same-sex marriage, anti-discrimination legislation, and programs that combat bullying.

“I’ve had the chance to say it in living rooms and school auditoriums, but I’m glad to have the chance to say it here,” Warren wrote. “No one — no one — should be discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or religion.”

Warren lauded the passage of the Transgender Equal Rights Bill and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), the military’s ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly. She made clear in the post, however, that the work for full equality is by no means finished.

“We’ve made extraordinary progress, but there is still much to do,” Warren wrote, specifying a repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — which bans federal recognition of same-sex marriage — passage of a fully inclusive Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), and safer school environments for students who identify or are perceived to be LGBT.

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