Summary: To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide equal treatment of LGBT older individuals, and for other purposes. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 4/01/19.
STATUS: Introduced 3/14/19 by Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1].
ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:
- From 2017: LGBT Elder Americans Act named after West Palm Beach couple. (Source: Florida Jewish Journal)
- The bill, endorsed by SAGE, would be a significant step forward in protecting LGBT elders, who face higher rates of poverty, pronounced social isolation, and less access to health care. (Source: David Mariner)
- From 2018: SAGE Praises Congressional Leaders Advocating on Behalf of LGBT Elders. (Source: SAGE)