No American should be treated differently because of who they love. I support full federal equality for LGBTQ Americans because their rights ARE human rights.  As your Congressman, I will stand up to career politicians like Chris Smith that put their own backward ideology ahead of the people of the 4th Congressional district.

I think that if you want to serve your country like I had the privilege of doing in the Navy, you absolutely should be able to, regardless of your gender identity. And that means overturning the efforts of this Congress and administration to ban transgender soldiers from the military. In Washington, I will lead efforts to preserve the Marriage Equality and defends LGBTQ rights against legislation that attempts to legalize discrimination based on sexual orientation. And we have to work to lower the staggering rate of suicide among LGBTQ youth by taking on bullying and harassment in schools and on social media.