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Tulsi Gabbard

Born: 12-Apr-1981
Birthplace: Leloaloa, American Samoa

Gender: Female
Religion: Hindu
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congresswoman, Hawaii 2nd

Military service: US Army (Capt.)

Co-founded nonprofit advocacy group Stand Up for America, an organization aiming to "increase our awareness of our identity as citizens of one nation under God", in the wake of the September 11 attacks with father and state senator Mike Gabbard.

On civil unions and gay marriage as a State Representative, 2004: "To try to act as if there is a difference between 'civil unions' and same-sex marriage is dishonest, cowardly, and extremely disrespectful to the people of Hawaii who have already made overwhelmingly clear our position on this issue...as Democrats, we should be representing the views of the people, not a small number of homosexual extremists." Changed her views on the matter during her ultimately-successful run for Congress in 2012, crediting her reversal to time spent on Army tours of duty in the Middle East.

Father: Mike (state senator, b. 1948)
Mother: Carol
Husband: Eduardo Tamayo (ex-)

    University: BA Business Administration, Hawaii Pacific University (2009)

    US Congressman, Hawaii 2nd (2013-present)
    Honolulu City Council Sixth District (2011-12)
    Hawaii State House of Representatives 42nd (2002-04)
    Samoan Ancestry Paternal

Official Website:
http://gabbard.house.gov


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