Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Trump Accountability Project (TAP)

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Chairman of the House Republican Conference

-- As a member of the US House, voted against LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes legislation, voted no one protecting LGBTQ people from employment discrimination, voted against repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell (once, and abstained a second time), and voted in favor a constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman.

-- As state lawmaker in Washington, co-sponsored legislation "protecting the institution of marriage"

-- As state lawmaker in Washington, voted against adding sexual orientation to state nondiscrimination laws.

-- On marriage: "I believe marriage is a sacred institution and should be defined as between one man and one woman."

-- On gays and lesbians serving in the military: "I believe our military's primary goal is national defense not to be a springboard to advance a social agenda.

-- Described passage of marriage equality in her home state of Washington as "a distraction from the real issues that are facing Americans."

-- Dismissed domestic violence in LGBTQ relationships as a "side issue"

-- Joined most conservative House colleagues on a letter calling for President Obama to fire his openly gay Assistant Deputy for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools.