Achieving America’s promise of equality and opportunity for everyone – no matter who you love, or how you identify.

Through his word and his actions, Doug has a proven record as a champion for Hawai‘i’s LGBTQIA community.

  • Led a coalition of 20 states to advocate for the rights – and the dignity – of every LGBTQ couple in the US Supreme Court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
  • Successfully defended the rights of LGBTQ couples to marry who they love by defeating the legal challenge to Hawai‘i’s Marriage Equality Act of 2013.
  • Spearheaded the effort by 19 attorneys general to protest the illegal attempt by President Trump to bar transgendered servicemembers from military service.
  • Testified as Hawai‘i Lieutenant Governor in support of banning so-called ‘conversion therapy.’
  • Called for an end to unconstitutional discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation or gender identity. 
As your Congressman, he will actively support passage of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act because it is a long overdue measure of justice, and it will break down barriers of opportunity for the LGBTQIA community.