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Tammy Baldwin: Out Lesbian Senator


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Tammy Baldwin Wins Wisconsin Senate Race:

By winning the 2012 election, Tammy Baldwin becomes the first out gay US Senator. According to the Human Rights Campaign "Tammy Baldwin is the strongest voice for equality on Capitol Hill, and has championed every piece of LGBT legislation during her tenure in office."

Tammy Baldwin: First Out LGBT Person Elected to Congress:

Tammy Baldwin was elected to the United States Congress and has served since 1999. Tammy is the first non-incumbent, openly gay person to serve in Congress. She is also the first woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from the State of Wisconsin.

Tammy Baldwin: An Advocate for LGBT Issues:

Tammy Baldwin is not only the first out person elected to the Congress, she has also been an advocate for LGBT rights. In 2008, Tammy co-founded and co-chairs (along with Barney Frank) the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. The mission of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality. The bi-partisan group works for equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and well being for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Tammy Baldwin on Employment Non-Discrimination:

Tammy Baldwin is a co-sponsor of and introduced a trans-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to Congress on June 24, 2009.

Tammy Baldwin on Hate Crimes Legislation:

Tammy Baldwin was a co-sponsor and helped the U.S House of Representatives pass the Matthew Shepherd Hate Crimes Act in 2009.

Tammy Baldwin: Healthcare for All:

Tammy Baldwin is an advocate for universal health care. Her official website states, "Tammy’s driving motivation in politics is to pass legislation that will guarantee health care for all in America."

Tammy Baldwin: Home and Family Life:

Tammy Baldwin lives with her partner Lauren Azar in Madison, Wisconsin.

Tammy Baldwin's Political Career:

Tammy Baldwin got her start in politics as a Dane County, WI Supervisor from 1986-1994. She served three terms as a Wisconsin State Representative from January 1993 to January 1999. She was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1998, taking office in January of 1999.
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