All Americans should be able to work, get an education, and participate in their communities without experiencing discrimination. Ed believes everyone should receive equal pay for equal work. That's why Ed voted for both the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to close the wage gender gap.
Ed hailed the long overdue Supreme Court’s decision recognizing same-sex marriage, and continues to support legislation recognizing same-sex couples and their right to receive federal Social Security benefits. Ed is working toward sustaining the progress we have made on these issues and addressing new inequities that impact our communities.