Representative Ocasio-Cortez is committed to preventing the discrimination against any individual on any basis, including sexual orientation or gender-identity.

That is why Representative Ocasio-Cortez voted in favor of the Equality Act, which would expand existing civil rights law to make discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender-identity illegal. As the Vice Chair to the Congressional Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Representative Ocasio-Cortez is dedicated to ensuring equal rights and protections for the LGBTQIA+ community across the nation. 

Representative Ocasio-Cortez will continue to defend the civil and human rights of all members of the LGBTQIA+ community. For more information on the LGBTQIA+ related legislation Representative Ocasio-Cortez supports, please click here.