Press Releases

Oct 6, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. -- The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus expressed outrage over President Donald Trump's Department of Justice guidance declaring a policy that government agencies, private businesses, and other entities have a right to discriminate against LGBT people.
Oct 5, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C.- Today, the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus condemned Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision to reverse existing Department of Justice policy, ignore decades of case law and take the position that federal law does not protect transgender workers from discrimination.
Sep 13, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C.- Today, the Co-Chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus issued the following statement in response to the passing of Edith Windsor, an LGBT-rights activist who was the named plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Windsor v. United States.
Jul 24, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C.- Today, Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22), Chair of the LGBT Aging Issues Task Force, and a bipartisan group of 75 members of the U.S. House of Representatives demanded the Trump Administration reinstate a demographic question relating to participants’ gender identity to the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP).
Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus commended the House of Representatives 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 House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) on May 23rd and passed in the House Foreign Affairs Committee on May 25th by unanimous voice vote. H.Res.351 has 83 bipartisan cosponsors. H.Res.351 passed by voice vote.
Jun 12, 2017 Press Release
Today, the Co-Chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus released the following statements in remembrance of last year’s shooting at the historic Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL, in which 49 people were murdered.
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.

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