Warren vows to fight 'tooth and nail' for LGBTQ protections as president

Warren vows to fight 'tooth and nail' for LGBTQ protections as president
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Mass.) vowed Tuesday to fight for LGBTQ protections in the federal government and beyond if elected president.

In a statement to NewNowNext, Warren said that one of her first moves as president would be to “reverse the State Department’s decision to deny visas to unmarried same-sex partners of foreign diplomats."

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“Our LGBTQ friends across the country continue to face discrimination at work, at school, and in their communities,” Warren wrote in an email. “At every turn, President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE and his right-wing allies have been doing whatever they can to unravel their rights.”

If she makes it to the Oval Office, Warren added, she will “fight tooth and nail … to ban discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in employment, housing, and healthcare."

A request for comment from Warren's campaign from The Hill was not immediately returned.

The Massachusetts progressive has a history of fighting for gay rights in the Senate, and in 2015 partnered with Sen. Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinFederal funding for Chinese buses risks our national security Democrats threaten to withhold defense votes over wall The Trump downturn: Trouble ahead for the US economy MORE (D-Wis.) to pressure the Food and Drug Administration to lift a decades-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

Warren, one of two dozen Democrats seeking the party's nomination to challenge President Trump, has amassed a large campaign team and unveiled multiple detailed policy proposals, but she trails in polling behind fellow contenders such as former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden bemoans white supremacy in remarks at civil rights movement site Gun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (I-Vt.).

Recent polls including one in her home state of Massachusetts show Warren in third, with the support of 14 percent of voters.