Equality Caucus Updates
Capitol Hill is getting its sole transgender staff member, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute announced Thursday.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
WATCH: Congressman David Cicilline introduces an amendment to protect President Obama’s executive order prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors.
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.