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Equality Caucus Welcomes Biden Presidential Memorandum on International LGBTQI+ Issues

Feb 4, 2021
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DATE:  February 4, 2021

CONTACT:  laura.brantley@mail.house.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 Equality Caucus Welcomes Biden

Presidential Memorandum on International LGBTQI+ Issues

 

Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus welcomed the Biden Administration’s new Presidential Memorandum focused on international LGBTQI+ concerns. The Caucus believes that the U.S. must reclaim a leadership role on issues of human rights including the rights of LGBTQ people worldwide. The Caucus and its leaders have advanced several internationally-focused bills in recent years including the Global Respect Act, the International Human Rights Defense Act and the GLOBE Act.

 

Equality Caucus Chairman David N. Cicilline praised the action, saying, “President Biden just let the world know that America is back. After four years of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses, the United States will once again lead the world towards a kinder, more compassionate future. The United States will hold regimes from every corner of the globe accountable if they violate the basic rights of LGBTQ+ people living under their jurisdiction. This is a good day for our country. The Equality Caucus looks forward to working with President Biden, Secretary of State Blinken, and the entire administration to build on this achievement and continue to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ people here at home and around the world.”

 

Please contact Shawn Gaylord at 202-257-8416 or shawn.gaylord@mail.house.gov with press inquiries.

 

Founded in 2008, the mission of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is to promote equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Caucus, which is led by the nine openly LGBTQ+ members of the House of Representatives, is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. and around the world.

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