Elizabeth Warren: the vocal LGBTQ+ rights advocate who schools Donald Trump on Twitter

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and leading figure in the Democratic Party.

Warren is popular among American progressives and was cited by pundits as a strong potential candidate in the 2016 presidential election, despite repeatedly saying she would not run.

She has also ruled herself out of the 2020 election.

One of the reasons many progressives are fans of Warren is her position on LGBTQ+ rights.

A summary of her voting record shows that she supports LGBTQ+ rights 100 percent of the time.

For example, voting to treat same-sex spouses the same as opposite-sex spouses with regard to veteran’s benefits, to protect LGBTQ+ victims of domestic violence, and various policies on the protections of LGBTQ+ youth.

She has proposed that gay couples forced to pay more tax than their straight counterparts should be refunded and spoken out against the ban on gay and bisexual people giving blood.

Elizabeth Warren with CNN host Jake Tapper (Getty)

As well as her voting record, Warren is extremely vocal about her support of the LGBTQ+ community.

In 2017 she was asked to write “a love letter to the LGBTQ community” for Billboard’s Gay Pride Month. She responded with a joyful message, including:

“I dance with people young and old, black and white, Latino and Asian, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight.

“And this year I’m happy to dance in the parade once again with my friends from the Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual & Transgender Youth (BAGLY), a terrific group working to support and empower members of the Boston LGBTQ youth community.

“Pride shows our country at its best: diverse, inclusive, united, and strong. We’ll cheer the progress we’ve made toward building a more welcoming society for all, and we’ll recommit to protecting the rights of all Americans, so that everyone in this country is treated with dignity and respect – so everyone gets a chance to dance!”

Warren also served up a strong response to Donald Trump’s ban on most transgender people serving in the military when he announced it in 2017.

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