Press Releases

Mar 16, 2018 Press Release
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).
Dec 19, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. -- The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus slammed the Trump administration for continuing to censor and erase transgender and allied voices from public discourse at the Department of Health and Human Services, which has reportedly withheld more than 10,000 public comments from a proposal with life and death consequences for the transgender community.
Oct 6, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. -- The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus expressed outrage over President Donald Trump's Department of Justice guidance declaring a policy that government agencies, private businesses, and other entities have a right to discriminate against LGBT people.
Oct 5, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C.- Today, the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus condemned Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision to reverse existing Department of Justice policy, ignore decades of case law and take the position that federal law does not protect transgender workers from discrimination.
Sep 13, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C.- Today, the Co-Chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus issued the following statement in response to the passing of Edith Windsor, an LGBT-rights activist who was the named plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Windsor v. United States.
Jul 24, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C.- Today, Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22), Chair of the LGBT Aging Issues Task Force, and a bipartisan group of 75 members of the U.S. House of Representatives demanded the Trump Administration reinstate a demographic question relating to participants’ gender identity to the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP).
Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus commended the House of Representatives for passing H.Res.351, a bipartisan resolution condemning the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. H.Res.351 was introduced by LGBT Caucus founding member and former House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) on May 23rd and passed in the House Foreign Affairs Committee on May 25th by unanimous voice vote. H.Res.351 has 83 bipartisan cosponsors. H.Res.351 passed by voice vote.
Jun 12, 2017 Press Release
Today, the Co-Chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus released the following statements in remembrance of last year’s shooting at the historic Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL, in which 49 people were murdered.
May 25, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus commended the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) for passing H.Res.351, a bipartisan resolution condemning the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. H.Res.351 was introduced by LGBT Caucus founding member and former HFAC Chair Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) on May 23rd and has 52 bipartisan cosponsors, including HFAC Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (CA-39) and Ranking Member and LGBT Caucus Member Rep. Eliot Engel (NY-16). H.Res.351 passed in committee by a unanimous voice vote.
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May 12, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22), Chair of the LGBT Aging Issues Task Force, and 49 members of the U.S. House of Representatives demanded the Trump Administration reinstate LGBT demographic questions to the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP).

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