Ally to the LGBTQ+ Community

LGBTQ+ individuals are our neighbors, our co-workers, our family members, our friends. They serve our communities as teachers, members of the military, farmers, and business owners. Above all, they are citizens, with the same Constitutional rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as every other American.


Tedra’s Vision

  • Employers cannot discriminate against employees
  • Our political system must protect our LGBTQ+ service members
  • Our adoption system must be open to LGBTQ+ families
  • Marriage benefits, from insurance coverage to Social Security coverage, must be available to LGBTQ+ citizens
  • LGBTQ+ relationships must be included in domestic violence legislation
  • LGBTQ+ children must have protection from bullying in public schools

Turning Vision into Action

  • Committed to maintaining marriage- and adoption rights for LGBTQ+ individuals and families
  • Support federal legislation to protect the employment rights of LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Support anti-bullying efforts in schools
  • Maintain the legal rights of LGBTQ+ individuals to serve in our military

Related Policy Positions

  • Sexual orientation should be added to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Uphold Obergefell v Hodges, the Supreme Court case that determined that the right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples
  • Enact legislation that bans “conversion therapy”
  • Uphold civil rights protections for incarcerated LGBTQ+ individuals

Why Tedra

Tedra has long been an active ally to the LGBTQ+ community, fighting hard for marriage equality, healthcare education and outreach, and adoption reform. Tedra will continue to fight for the rights of LGBTQ+ citizens in Congress, as she has done consistently as an private citizen, professional, and politician.

Join Tedra