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2009-HR433 on May 13, 2009

Bill Sponsorship: Recognizing the 40th anniversary of Stonewall
Source: H. RES. 433
  • Whereas the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City, was a bar primarily patronized by a diverse cross-section of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community;
  • Whereas at around 1:20 a.m. on June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, closing the bar and forcing patrons outside;
  • Whereas such raids were among the many ways in which government harassed and discriminated against members of the LGBT community during this period, which included, for example, prohibiting dancing with a person of the same sex, terminating one's employment, and using entrapment to arrest people;
  • Whereas thousands returned to the Stonewall Inn on the nights of June 28 and July 2, 1969, to express their support of basic freedoms, equality, and fair treatment for LGBT Americans, chanting such slogans as 'Gay Power', and 'Equality For Homosexuals';
  • Whereas the series of protests, often referred to as 'Stonewall', marked a watershed event in which LGBT Americans dramatically showed a growing determination to publicly resist government discrimination and harassment;
  • Whereas Stonewall sparked a remarkable increase in activism and action by LGBT Americans across the country to advocate for equal rights;
  • Whereas inspired by Stonewall, LGBT pride parades and festivals occur in cities across the country and the world every June;
  • Whereas a great deal of progress has been made in achieving equal rights for LGBT Americans since Stonewall occurred 40 years ago, but much work remains to be done:

    Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
  1. recognizes the 40th anniversary of Stonewall;
  2. honors those who participated during Stonewall and since that time in the civil rights struggle of LGBT Americans; and
  3. recommits itself to protecting and providing equal rights for all Americans, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Question 3: Comfortable with same-sex marriage Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Civil Rights
  • Headline: Recognize the 40th anniversary of Stonewall (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to recognize 40th anniversary of Stonewall (Score: 2)

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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2009-HR433

Tammy Baldwin s1sWI Democratic Challenger 
Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Susan Davis s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s1sMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Barney Frank s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat 
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat 
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia Democrat 
James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Jerrold Nadler s2pNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Jared Polis s1sColorado Democrat 
Mike Quigley s1sIllinois Democrat 
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat 
Nydia Velazquez s1sNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida Democrat 
Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Anthony Weiner s1sNew York Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) 



Republicans participating in 2009-HR433



Independents participating in 2009-HR433



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 25
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0


















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