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Apr 18, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus this week welcomed Shawn Gaylord as its new Executive Director. Gaylord brings to this role a proven track record of advocacy on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, at home and abroad.
Mar 28, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – LGBT Equality Caucus Transgender Equality Task Force (TETF) members released the following statements in response to the passage of a resolution denouncing the ban on transgender servicemembers. On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed TETF Chair Rep. Joe Kennedy’s House Resolution 124 in a bipartisan vote of 238-185. The resolution rejects President Trump’s ban on openly transgender servicemembers from serving in our nation’s military and urges the Department of Defense to not reinstate the discriminatory policy.
Mar 14, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The LGBT Equality Caucus Transgender Equality Task Force released the following statement in response to the Department of Defense decision to implement the transgender military ban by April 12, 2019. On Tuesday, the Pentagon officially signed the policy banning transgender Americans from serving in the United States military, despite overwhelming opposition. The policy would not only prohibit transgender people from joining the military, but also prohibit any transgender person in the military from living consistent with their gender identity.
Mar 13, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today praised the historic introduction of the Equality Act of 2019. Two-hundred and thirty-nine Members of Congress proudly introduced this landmark bipartisan legislation which would provide clear, comprehensive anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans in regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations. This historic legislation says, unequivocally, that LGBTQ Americans deserve the full protections guaranteed under our nation’s civil rights laws.
Mar 11, 2019 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced its membership list for the 116th Congress today. With eight openly LGBT Co-Chairs, nineteen Vice Chairs, and 161 total members, this is the largest LGBT Equality Caucus in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Jan 22, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Co-Chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision to allow the transgender military ban to take effect. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision granted the Trump Administration’s request for the discriminatory ban to be implemented while legal challenges continue to move through the courts.
Oct 23, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Members of the Transgender Equality Task Force of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus issued the following statement in response to the New York Times reports of Trump Administration plans to re-define gender specifically to exclude transgender identity.
Oct 2, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today condemns the Trump Administration for denying visas to same-sex domestic partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees. The new policy – implemented Monday – requires that foreign domestic partners of diplomats and U.N. officials posted in the United States must show the State Department proof of marriage by December 31 or leave the country within 30 days.
Sep 6, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today released the following statement in response to the India Supreme Court’s landmark ruling decriminalizing homosexuality. On Thursday, the country’s highest court ruled that Section 377 of the Indian penal code, a British colonial-era law banning consensual same-sex relationships, was discriminatory on the basis of sexual orientation and therefore unconstitutional.
Jul 13, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today released the following statement in response to the House Appropriations Committee voting to adopt an amendment to the Labor and Health and Human Services appropriations bill permitting child welfare providers to discriminate against LGBT people in adoption and foster care services.

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Aug 14, 2014 In The News
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Capitol Hill is getting its sole transgender staff member, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute announced Thursday.

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President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors and agencies from discriminating against employees on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Jul 21, 2014 In The News
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Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—July 21, 2014. Rep. Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after President Obama signed his executive order banning federal contractors from workplace discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity:

Jun 12, 2014 In The News
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This week the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus held a briefing on LGBT Youth Homelessness in Cannon House Office Building, and one by one, panelists called on Congress to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.

Jun 7, 2014 In The News
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Tess Welch never thought the day would come that she could marry her partner of 40 years, Nancy Barklage, in the state of Wisconsin. 

The couple moved to Wisconsin in 1979, after meeting in Missouri. They both remember being pelted with stones and bottle rockets while marching in pride parades decades ago. 

Jun 3, 2014 In The News
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) released the following statement to mark the official beginning of marriage equality in Illinois. The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn last year, allowed same-sex couples to marry in the state as of June 1.

Feb 16, 2014 In The News
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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that a civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the state of North Carolina and Gov. Pat McCrory over the state's controversial bathroom law.

Feb 3, 2016 Video

WATCH: Congressman David Cicilline introduces an amendment to protect President Obama’s executive order prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors.

 

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On June 25, 2014, Rep. Al Green joined other members of the LGBT Equality Caucus in honoring and celebrating LGBT Pride Month in the month of June.

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