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House LGBT Caucus Mourns the Passing of Louise Slaughter

Mar 16, 2018
Press Release

1727 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Date:  March 16, 2018      Contact:  Roddy Flynn, (202) 257-8416


House LGBT Caucus Mourns the Passing of Louise Slaughter

Washington, D.C. -- The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus released the following statement in response to the passing of Caucus member Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY-25).

“Louise Slaughter was a champion for the rights of all people, but particularly for the LGBT community,” said LGBT Equality Caucus CoChair Jared Polis (CO-02).  “As one of the authors of the Violence Against Women Act, she was a strong force behind extending the protections VAWA provides to LGBT people.  From her leadership on issues from marriage equality to comprehensive nondiscrimination protections, Representative Slaughter fought arm in arm with our community every day.  Her wit, passion, and depth of experience will be greatly missed in our Caucus.”

Please contact Roddy Flynn at 202-257-8416 or with press inquiries.

The mission of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. The bi-partisan, 115-member LGBT Equality Caucus is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBT people in the U.S. and around the world.  By serving as a resource for Members of Congress, their staff, and the public on LGBT issues, the Caucus works toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and wellbeing for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.  The Caucus is led by the six openly LGBT members of Congress who serve as CoChairs and who authorize the release of statements and Caucus positions.