Congresswoman Maloney has been a strong supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community throughout her career in public service. She is a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus and a strong supporter of anti-discrimination legislation, including the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, and other federal measures to expand and protect the rights of LGBT individuals. First authored in 2003, Maloney continues to introduce the Family and Medical Leave Inclusion Act, which would provide couples in domestic partnerships, civil unions and same-sex marriages with all the benefits offered currently by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In 1986 she introduced the first domestic partnership legislation in New York state history.
As a long-time supporter of the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Maloney applauded the July 2013 Supreme Court decision to strike down DOMA. For a report from the Human Rights Campaign about how the federal government is implementing this ruling read here. For specific information about the FMLA implementation click here.
04/25/13 - H.R. 1751 Family and Medical Leave Inclusion Act [113th Congress]
06/24/11 - H.R. 2364 Family and Medical Leave Inclusion Act [112th Congress]
02/03/09 - H.R. 824 Family and Medical Leave Act [111th Congress]
06/20/07 - H.R.2792, Family and Medical Leave Inclusion Act [110th Congress]
02/01/05 - H.R.475, Family and Medical Leave Inclusion Act [109th Congress]
03/25/03 - H.R.1430, Family and Medical Leave Inclusion Act [108th Congress]
06/21/01 - H.R.2287, Family and Medical Leave Inclusion Act [107th Congress]
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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today hailed the Supreme Court’s decisions striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and allowing a lower court ruling to stand which strikes down California’s Proposition 8:
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) hailed the ruling by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston finding that the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) is unconstitutional.
In a statement issued after the Court’s decision was announced today, Congresswoman Maloney, a longtime supporter of marriage equality who voted and spoke out against DOMA when it was introduced in 1996, said:
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) applauded President Barack Obama’s statement of support for marriage equality for same-sex couples. In a statement issued after the President’s statement this afternoon, Congresswoman Maloney said:
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan & Queens) released the following statement on yesterday’s passage and signing into law of marriage equality in New York State:
“The Empire State’s marriage equality law marks a huge advance for fundamental civil rights, and I have never been prouder to be a New Yorker than I am right now.
“The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is discriminatory and today President Obama agreed, ordering the Justice Department to stop defending DOMA in the federal courts.
“This decision marks a victory for the LGBT community and for all Americans who believe in civil rights and equality under the Constitution. Throughout my entire career in public service, no one has ever asked me to defend their marriage -- but countless same-sex couples have spoken poignantly to me of their efforts to secure legal recognition and protections for their own families. That’s why I applaud today’s move by the Obama administration to stop defending the indefensible.
“While this decision does not repeal a law that should never have passed -- and that I voted against -- those of us fighting for marriage equality can take heart in this significant step toward a time when all families are treated equally under the law.”
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan,
Queens) hailed the findings of a comprehensive, nine-month study
prepared by the U.S. Department of Defense on servicemembers’ attitudes
toward the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring openly gay, lesbian or
bisexual persons from serving in the military, and again urged the
Senate to move quickly to repeal the law.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) hailed the passage last night by the House of Representatives of a measure to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring openly gay, lesbian or bisexual persons from serving in the U.S. military.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Carolyn Maloney made the following statement supporting repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy in the U.S. Military:
It is time to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue”p olicy and to allow lesbian, gay and bisexual persons to serve openly in the military.