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Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema is a member of the U.S. Congress from Arizona's 9th congressional district, first elected in 2012. A member of the Democratic Party, prior to being elected she served in the Arizona legislature from 2005-2001. Known as a progressive, Kyrsten Sinema has been an ardent supporter of the DREAM Act and has campaigned against Propositions 107 and 102, referendums to ban the recognition of same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state of Arizona. Get to know the person recognized as the first openly bisexual person elected to Congress.

More than 50 Arizona LGBTQ+ activists and allies call on the Human Rights Campaign to urge Sinema to back filibuster reform so that key legislation can move forward.

January 19 2022 9:55 PM

The bisexual senator is being criticized for blocking progressive legislation — but she may be ready to negotiate on some of it.

October 21 2021 7:45 PM

Protesters said Sinema, in failing to back President Biden's "build back better" plan, is betraying the people who elected her.

October 04 2021 1:28 PM

 “For her to be the person to stand in the way of [progress]… that is untenable to us.”

September 22 2021 2:23 PM

With voting rights legislation stalled, it's almost as if Mitch McConnell was still majority leader.

July 13 2021 8:17 PM

LGBTQ+ activists say they'll pull support for the bisexual senator if she doesn't end what many see as a roadblock to the Equality Act.

June 23 2021 9:58 AM

"Vice President Biden is authentic, genuine, and has a track record of building bipartisan coalitions to achieve results," Sinema tweeted.

March 05 2020 1:59 AM