Joe Sestak on Civil Rights

Democratic Senate Challenger; former Navy Admiral


Anti-discrimination laws toward LGBT are long overdue

Laws protecting LGBT Americans from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations are long overdue, and we need trusted advocates - actually, warriors - in the Senate to move this fight forward. In my 31-year career in the U.S. Navy, I served alongside many LGBT Americans who were all committed to defending our nation. I had the fortune to lead and serve under some of these fine men and women who simply wanted to get the job done. They would have died for me, and I for them.
Source: Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader on 2016 Pennsylvania Senate race , Nov 30, 2015

Equal LGBT rights

Joe Sestak's position on the civil rights issues of the LGBT community is born out of his experience in the military, where he served alongside brave lesbian and gay service members. Having seen their dedication, their allegiance, and their sacrifices, he believes it is only fair that they receive equal rights when they return home.