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The Youth and Family Acceptance Task Force directs the Caucus in its work to protect LGBT youth. The Task Force helps educate the families of LGBT youth toward acceptance, focuses on legislation that protects LGBT youth from discrimination in homeless shelters and adoption and foster systems, and criminalizes services that force LGBT youth into rejecting their LGBT identities.
The Civil Rights Task Force focuses on protecting the civil rights of LGBT people, specifically with regard to issues of hate crimes, discrimination, and equal protections under the law.
WASHINGTON — As barriers tosame-sex marriage fall across the country, gay rights advocates are planning their next battle on Capitol Hill: a push for sweeping legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination, similar to the landmark Civil Rights Act that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed in 1964.