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Mar 16, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced opposition to the proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act. The replacement bill, called the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA), would cut off health care access to tens of millions of Americans, including millions of LGBT people.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s decision to hold a hearing on H.R. 2802, which would give a government ‘license to discriminate’ to businesses and non-profits to discriminate against LGBT people. The Committee’s decision to hold a hearing on this anti-LGBT legislation comes in the wake of the mass murder of 49 LGBT people and allies at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
Leadership of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today recommended that Members of Congress vote ‘No’ on final passage of the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The recommendation is based on Section 1094 of NDAA, which undermines protections for LGBT employees of federal contractors and grantees.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced the anti-LGBT provision passed as part of the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act. Section 1094 of NDAA dramatically undermines the President’s landmark Executive Order prohibiting LGBT employment discrimination by federal contractors.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced the House Rules Committee’s refusal to allow debate on stripping an anti-LGBT provision from the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The provision, called the Russell Amendment, was placed in NDAA in the middle of the night during markup with no time to properly consider its scope or impact.
Jul 30, 2015 Press Release
The Co-Chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus called on Congress to restore federal voter protections to the Voting Rights Act. The Equality Caucus Co-Chairs issued the following statement:
Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – The Co-Chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus praised the introduction of the historic Equality Act, the first comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination bill to be introduced in Congress. The Equality Caucus Co-Chairs issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the Equality Act:
Jul 16, 2015 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced HR 2802, which would permit businesses and non‐profits to discriminate against LGBT families. The Equality Caucus issued the following statement in response to the introduction of HR 2802:
Apr 30, 2015 Press Release
The House Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced Republican efforts to undermine the District of Columbia’s law protecting women from discrimination on the basis of their private reproductive health decisions. The Equality Caucus urges Members to reject this abuse of congressional authority and avoid setting a precedent of interfering in D.C.’s non-discrimination policies.
Apr 8, 2015 Domestic News

John Cole political cartoon

An Oregon case led to the federal religious protection law, but the Indiana and Arkansas state laws are controversial because they are much broader.