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Equality Caucus Updates

Feb 2, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus applauds the historic bipartisan confirmation of Pete Buttigieg to the position of Secretary of Transportation. Buttigieg is the first openly gay Senate-confirmed Cabinet official in U.S. history and the Caucus looks forward to working with him on our shared goals.
Jan 21, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is pleased to see important steps already taken by the Biden Administration to promote fairness and equality for the LGBTQ+ community and applauds the President and his team for taking a principled stance on inclusion.
Dec 15, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus praised the selection of Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of Transportation, noting the historic nature of the selection and thanked President-Elect Joseph R. Biden for paving the way for the first LGBTQ cabinet member. Buttigieg has already made history as the youngest mayor of South Bend, Indiana and the first openly gay candidate to win a primary state. The Caucus sends him its congratulations and looks forward to working with him and his team.
Dec 11, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Discrimination is wrong. Transgender Americans deserve the opportunity to live their lives with the same dignity and respect as everyone else.
Dec 8, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus released a letter in public support of nominating LGBTQ+ people to the next presidential administration. Comprehensive and inclusive policies for all Americans begin with representation.
Nov 12, 2020 Press Release

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DATE:  November 12, 2020

CONTACT:  laura.brantley@mail.house.gov

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Aug 20, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, 148 Members of the House, along with 24 Senators, submitted an amicus brief on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, an upcoming Supreme Court case that focuses on the issue of discrimination in the foster care and adoption system.
Jul 17, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus continues to oppose Secretary Pompeo’s attempts to rewrite the human rights principles of the United States through the creation and operation of the Commission on Unalienable Rights.
Jun 16, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, and Democratic Women's Caucus released the following statement today condemning the finalized Trump administration rule that rolls back Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which protects individuals seeking health care services, including comprehensive reproductive health care, from discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity, race, national origin, age, and disability and provides protections for individuals with Limited English Proficiency

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Oct 28, 2013 In The News
Roll Call
The Senate’s partisan balance will move a tick to the left Thursday, when Cory Booker takes his seat as the 55th member of the Democratic caucus. And the New Jersey newcomer looks increasingly likely to make a bit of history befitting his national profile only a few days later, by providing an essential vote to advance the most important civil rights bill of the decade.

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