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 WarrenAbigail Disney: 'We're creating a super-class' of rich people Is Big Tech biased? The Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations 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 TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question 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 BaldwinHillicon Valley: House panel advances election security bill | GOP senator targets YouTube with bill on child exploitation | Hicks told Congress Trump camp felt 'relief' after release of Clinton docs | Commerce blacklists five Chinese tech groups Senate Democrats press regulators over reported tech investigations Chris Murphy may oppose bipartisan health bill unless it addresses ObamaCare 'sabotage' 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 BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations Biden to debate for first time as front-runner Rules for first Democratic primary debates announced MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations Biden to debate for first time as front-runner Rules for first Democratic primary debates announced 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.