LGBTQIA+ rights are human rights.

Fighting to expand civil rights protections has always been a fundamental element of Jerry’s identity, as New York’s vibrant LGBTQIA+ community can attest. The Advocate–a leading LGBTQIA+ publication–wrote that Jerry “is one of the nation’s fiercest protectors of LGBT rights and a powerful ally for trans equality” and for good reason: Jerry has been an original co-sponsor of countless major pieces of LGBT civil rights legislation for decades. Not only did he himself write the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA), the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), the Father Mychal Judge Act, and the Equal Access to Social Security Act, Jerry led the charge to pass the anti-discriminatory Equality Act through the House as Judiciary Chair, a historic feat he accomplished in 2019.

Jerry also led the Congressional amicus briefs in both Windsor and Obergefell, the two seismic Supreme Court cases that ultimately precipitated marriage equality. For New Yorkers, that should come as little surprise: Jerry was the very first New York Congressmember to publicly support marriage equality. And visitors to Manhattan’s Stonewall National Monument now have a place to celebrate the bravery of those who threw those bricks against anti-LBGTQIA+ discrimination thanks to Jerry’s powerful advocacy. The LGBTQIA+ community could not ask for a stronger ally than Jerry Nadler.

  1. Defending our Democracy
  2. Delivering for New Yorkers
  3. Disability Rights
  4. Women’s Rights
  5. LBGTQIA+ Rights
  6. Healthcare
  7. Safeguarding the Environment
  8. 9/11 Survivors
  9. Immigration
  10. Israel
  11. Restoring Balance to the Supreme Court
  12. Legalizing Marijuana
  13. Limiting Corporate Power
  14. Protecting Reproductive Rights
  15. Racial Justice
  16. Reforming America’s Gun Laws