Press Releases

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 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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Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – The Co-Chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus praised the introduction of the historic Equality Act, the first comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination bill to be introduced in Congress. The Equality Caucus Co-Chairs issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the Equality Act:
Jul 16, 2015 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced HR 2802, which would permit businesses and non‐profits to discriminate against LGBT families. The Equality Caucus issued the following statement in response to the introduction of HR 2802:
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Jun 26, 2015 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic Obergefell v. Hodges decision in favor of marriage equality.
Jun 17, 2015 Press Release
Roddy Flynn this week joined the Equality Caucus as its new Executive Director. Flynn brings to his new role a track record of championing civil rights for the LGBT community as an attorney at law. As Executive Director, Flynn will help steer the Caucus’ work promoting LGBT equality, supporting members of Congress, and coordinating outreach to outside organizations.
Apr 30, 2015 Press Release
The House Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced Republican efforts to undermine the District of Columbia’s law protecting women from discrimination on the basis of their private reproductive health decisions. The Equality Caucus urges Members to reject this abuse of congressional authority and avoid setting a precedent of interfering in D.C.’s non-discrimination policies.
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Feb 23, 2015 Press Release
Today, the House Congressional LBGT Equality Caucus announced its membership for the 114th Congress. The Equality Caucus will be Co-Chaired by the six openly LGBT members of the House of Representatives: Representatives Jared Polis (DCO), David Cicilline (D-RI), Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Mark Takano (D-CA).
Dec 3, 2014 Press Release
The House Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today praised the announcement of the Department of Labor’s final rule banning contractors from receiving federal government contracts unless they have a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This rule was promulgated following Executive Order 13672, which was signed by President Obama on July 21. The Caucus had actively called for the order, with members most recently joining a bicameral March letter signed by 220 Members of Congress.

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