Press Releases

Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today congratulated Army Secretary-Designate Eric Fanning on his historic confirmation as the first openly LGBT head of a branch of the armed forces.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
Following the introduction of over two dozen bills to curb LGBT rights at the state and federal level, and in observation of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus released a video campaign, led by Co-Chair Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), to show support for the LGBT community. Featuring over 25 members of the LGBT Congressional Equality Caucus, Rep. Maloney released a video titled “We’re With You,” which is aimed at showing solidarity and support for LGBT equality at a time when many federal, state and local leaders are advancing blatantly discriminatory policy proposals.
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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Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today responded to the tragic mass shooting that occurred early this morning at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today is commemorating the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting by asking Members of Congress to wear rainbow lapel pins in solidarity with the LGBT community.
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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