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May 25, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus commended the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) for passing H.Res.351, a bipartisan resolution condemning the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. H.Res.351 was introduced by LGBT Caucus founding member and former HFAC Chair Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) on May 23rd and has 52 bipartisan cosponsors, including HFAC Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (CA-39) and Ranking Member and LGBT Caucus Member Rep. Eliot Engel (NY-16). H.Res.351 passed in committee by a unanimous voice vote.
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May 12, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22), Chair of the LGBT Aging Issues Task Force, and 49 members of the U.S. House of Representatives demanded the Trump Administration reinstate LGBT demographic questions to the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP).
May 4, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced the passage of the American Health Care Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Apr 12, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus denounced reports of hundreds gay men being arrested, detained, and tortured in Chechnya, an autonomous, predominantly Muslim subject of Russia. Additional reports indicate that several of the detained individuals have been murdered in custody. On April 10th 2017, Representatives Cicilline and Lowenthal led a bipartisan letter of 50 Members of Congress urging Secretary Tillerson to speak out publicly against these reports and to pressure the Russian government to investigate and stop the violence and arrests.
Mar 23, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus denounced President Donald Trump's appointment of Roger Severino as the head of the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Mar 20, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus denounced Trump Administration’s erasure of LGBT elders from the annual National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP).
Mar 20, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus condemned the recent increase in anti-LGBT attacks across the country, from community centers to the recent attack on a Member of Congress’s Pride flag.
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.
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Mar 6, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus responded to President Trump’s new executive order suspending the U.S. refugee program and restricting travel from certain countries.
Mar 2, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced today that it is re-launching the Transgender Equality Task Force. This task force was first launched during the 114th Congress, and was the first such task force created by the Caucus. The Transgender Equality Task Force will be chaired by Vice Chair Rep. Joe Kennedy (MA-04).

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Jan 27, 2015 In The News

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Aug 14, 2014 In The News
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Capitol Hill is getting its sole transgender staff member, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute announced Thursday.

Aug 1, 2014 In The News
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Jul 24, 2014 In The News
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President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors and agencies from discriminating against employees on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Jul 21, 2014 In The News
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Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—July 21, 2014. Rep. Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after President Obama signed his executive order banning federal contractors from workplace discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity:

Jun 12, 2014 In The News
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This week the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus held a briefing on LGBT Youth Homelessness in Cannon House Office Building, and one by one, panelists called on Congress to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.

Jun 7, 2014 In The News
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Tess Welch never thought the day would come that she could marry her partner of 40 years, Nancy Barklage, in the state of Wisconsin. 

The couple moved to Wisconsin in 1979, after meeting in Missouri. They both remember being pelted with stones and bottle rockets while marching in pride parades decades ago. 

Jun 3, 2014 In The News
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) released the following statement to mark the official beginning of marriage equality in Illinois. The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn last year, allowed same-sex couples to marry in the state as of June 1.

Feb 16, 2014 In The News
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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that a civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the state of North Carolina and Gov. Pat McCrory over the state's controversial bathroom law.

Feb 3, 2016 Video

WATCH: Congressman David Cicilline introduces an amendment to protect President Obama’s executive order prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors.

 

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On June 25, 2014, Rep. Al Green joined other members of the LGBT Equality Caucus in honoring and celebrating LGBT Pride Month in the month of June.

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