Muriel Elizabeth Bowser (born August 2, 1972) is an American politician serving as the eighth Mayor of the District of Columbia since 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously represented Ward 4 as a member of the Council of the District of Columbia from 2007 to 2015. She is the second female Mayor of the District of Columbia after Sharon Pratt, and the first woman to be reelected to that position.
A bill approved in a preliminary vote by the D.C. Council on Tuesday to provide nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ seniors and people with HIV in long-term care facilities will be put on hold until at least next year because the city doesn’t have the funds to implement it, according to a fiscal impact statement for the bill.
The Council voted unanimously on Sept. 22 to approve in a first reading vote the Care for LGBTQ Seniors and Seniors with HIV Amendment Act of 2020.