Thursday, November 29, 2012

Jackie speier

  • Jackie Speier Introduces 'Stop Harming Our Kids' Resolution, Hits 'Ex-Gay ...

    "Being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered is not a disease to be cured or a mental illness that requires treatment," Speier said Wednesday at a press conference while unveiling the "Stop Harming Our Kids (SHOK) resolution." "Any effort to change ...

  • Congresswoman Introduces Resolution Against "Ex-Gay" Therapy

    Jackie Speier (Calif.) introduced a resolution this morning urging Congress to condemn what has been characterized as junk science by the mainstream medical community.

  • Rep. Jackie Speier Faces Newcomer Republican Opponent

    On Tuesday, Congresswoman Jackie Speier will face off against a Republican opponent new to the race, Debbie Bacigalupi, to represent California's 14th Congressional District.

  • California Congresswoman Takes On 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

    November 28 2012 3:00 PM ET. Congresswoman Jackie Speier. Denouncing so-called ex-gay therapy as "quackery," Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California introduced a resolution Wednesday intended to help protect young people from the practice.

  • House resolution would protect LGBT youth from "ex-gay" therapy

    WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Jackie Speier today introduced the landmark "Stop Harming Our Kids" resolution, which calls on states to protect LGBT youth from dangerous and discredited practices by mental health professionals who falsely claim to be ...

  • Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy

    Jackie Speier, a Democrat, is proposing the resolution as two lawsuits move through federal court challenging a new California law to ban minors from receiving "sexual-orientation change efforts" under any circumstance.

  • Congress should even retail playing field

    Main Street jobs and the futures of our communities are at stake, and it's time Congress takes action. Rep. Steve Womack, a Republican, represents the 3rd District of Arkansas.

  • Pelosi and Speier Win, Other Races Up in the Air

    Some familiar Democratic names in the Bay Area congressional delegation appear to be cruising to victory tonight, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, Jackie Speier of the Peninsula and Barbara Lee of Oakland. But a couple of ...

  • PHOTO OF THE DAY: Speier Tells Cap Students, 'Success Is Never Final'

    Congresswoman Jackie Speier visited Capuchino High on Monday to the students about overcoming adversity—something she has lived through personally—and being successful in life.

  • Dr. Oz accused of misleading on 'ex-gay' therapy

    The timely episode aired as the SPLC announced a lawsuit against an "ex-gay" ministry in New Jersey and California Representative Jackie Speier introduced a resolution encouraging states to protect minors from reparative therapy, which promises to ...

  • Want a Ticket to Obama's Inauguration?

    Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo), Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto), Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) and George Miller (D-Martinez).

  • Cyber Monday renews push for online sales tax

    Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) penned an op-ed in Politico Monday calling for voters to support the Marketplace Equity Act of 2011, which corrects an "outdated Supreme Court decision [that] is killing our Main Street businesses.

  • Bay Area congressional delegation: Closer look at new contingent

    Of the rest of the Bay Area delegation, Pelosi, Thompson, George Miller, Jerry McNerney and Jackie Speier are Roman Catholic; Barbara Lee is Baptist; Zoe Lofgren is Lutheran; Sam Farr is Episcopalian; Mike Honda describes himself as Protestant, without ...

  • House Dems look to end practice of treating children for sexual orientation

    ... and that psychiatric groups have found that "homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus is not something that needs to be or can be 'cured.

  • ANCA announces the names of its endorses to Congress

    YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 7, ARMENPRESS: The most names of the candidates enjoying support by ANCA and Armenian community are already known.

  • Bay Area's veteran lawmakers entrenched

    No member of the Bay Area delegation is less than 60 years old: Anna Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren, Mike Thompson, Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier, Lynn Woolsey, Mike Honda. Even the freshest face, John Garamendi, just two years in office, is 67. Stark, the oldest, is ...

  • Pipeline Safety Regulation Looms, Officials Warn

    Jackie Speier toured the San Bruno gas explosion site and a construction site where gas lines are being replaced. President Obama's re-election means "pretty aggressive" reforms of natural gas pipeline safety, undertaken in the wake of the fatal San ...

  • Why BJ Upton's deal matters to the Red Sox (in 2013 and beyond)

    Secondly, the fact that the Sox haven't been aggressive in the market for premium center fielders further underscores the team's future comfort level with Jackie Bradley Jr., and with good reason. The 22-year-old hit .315/.430/.482/.912 with 42 doubles ...

  • Video: Errors at the VA

    Jackie Speier: I want to see dramatic changes taking place now. Reporter: Congresswoman Jackie Speier says errors are contributing to the VA's huge backlog of disability claims.

  • SPLC targets homosexual conversion therapy group JONAH

    As if in tandem with the SPLC's Tuesday lawsuit, on Wednesday a House Democrat loon from California, Jackie Speier, introduced a bill in Washington attacking homosexual conversion therapy.

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