Press Releases

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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May 13, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today thanked the Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Education for issuing groundbreaking guidance ensuring transgender students have equal access to sex-segregated facilities.
Apr 13, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today thanked Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards for signing an executive order protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender state employees and state contracted employees from workplace discrimination.
Feb 18, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced today that it has formed a task force to push for legislative and administrative action to protect the dignity and security of elderly LGBT people. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) has accepted the Caucus Co-Chairs’ request to serve as chair the bipartisan task force.
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Nov 17, 2015 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced today that it is forming a Transgender Equality Task Force. This task force is the first task force ever created by the LGBT Equality Caucus. The task force will analyze barriers to full legal and societal equality faced by the transgender community and will design legislative and other initiatives to make the American Dream more accessible to all transgender people.
Nov 17, 2015 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus hosted a landmark forum addressing issues of violence against the transgender community. The forum was held on November 17, 2105 at 2:00 PM in the Rayburn House Office Building. Members of Congress heard testimony from survivors of violence, community organizers, advocates and policy experts.
Nov 10, 2015 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus issued the following statement today thanking the White House for endorsing HR 3185, the Equality Act:
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:
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