Vice Chair of Transition Team
-- Said of Supreme Court ruling granting marriage equality to same-sex couples in all fifty states: "Today's Supreme Court decision is a disappointment. I have always supported traditional marriage. Despite this decision, no one can overrule the truth about what marriage actually is -- a sacred institution between a man and a woman."
-- Voted against LGBTQ-inclusive Employment Nondiscrimination Act, twice voted in favor of federal constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, voted against repeal of the military's discriminatory Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, and voted against LGBT-inclusive hate crimes legislation.
-- Opposed the Violence Against Women Act specifically because it included LGBTQ provisions.
-- Actively worked to remove an openly gay safe schools chief for what she and her conservative colleagues denounced as "an integral role in promoting homosexuality and pushing a pro-homosexual agenda in America's schools."