H. R. 1777, Ruthie and Connie LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2019.

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)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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