Press Releases

Feb 22, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced the Trump Administration’s revocation of the landmark U.S. Departments of Education and Justice joint guidance confirming that Title IX’s sex nondiscrimination provisions applied to transgender students.
Feb 6, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced its bi-partisan membership list for the 115th Congress today. The Caucus will continue to be Co-Chaired by the six openly LGBT members of the House of Representatives: Jared Polis (CO-02), David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), and Mark Takano (CA-41).
Jan 26, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus responded to the PolitiFact rating of a letter, signed by several Caucus CoChairs, expressing concern about Betsy DeVos’s family’s foundations support of groups that support so-called “conversion” therapy.
Jan 23, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus called on the Senate to reject Rep. Tom Price’s nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Jan 13, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus applauded today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for creating a new rule prohibiting USAID-funded programs from discriminating against the LGBT community in their services.
Jan 13, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus called on the Senate to reject Senator Jeff Sessions’s nomination for Attorney General.
Jan 13, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus called on the Senate to reject Ben Carson’s nomination for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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.
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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.
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