Gabrielle Giffords on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Jan 21, 2011

Summary

Congresswoman Giffords has not commented on gay marriage. In her time in office, no significant votes have come up. There has been legislation introduced while she has been in office to define marriage as between one man and one woman, and legislation to prevent that. Congresswoman Giffords did not cosponsor legislation on either side of the issue.

Congresswoman Giffords voted to overturn don't ask, don't tell. She stated in an interview that the law was discriminatory.

 

Green Valley News

In August of 2010, Congresswoman Giffords was interviewed by the Green Valley News and asked about her opinion on the repeal of don't ask, don't tell.

7. Do you support the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell”?

As the only person in Congress with a spouse serving in the military on active-duty, I have a deep respect and appreciation for our military. After four years of working closely with local military personnel, I appreciate the stresses on our all-volunteer force and their families. I voted to allow Pentagon leaders to repeal this law 60 days after the military study group completes its report and certifies that it would not hamper military readiness and effectiveness or unit cohesion. No American who wants to serve his country should be prohibited from doing so due to a discriminatory law.

 

Voting Record

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

In 2010, the House voted to overturn the policy of don't ask, don't tell. Gabrielle Giffords voted in favor of repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Gabrielle Giffords voted in favor of repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 4838; Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

To provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees.

References

[1] Website: Green Valley News Article: U.S. House: Gabrielle Giffords (D) Author: NA Accessed on: 01/21/2011

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