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Mar 2, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced today that it is re-launching the Transgender Equality Task Force. This task force was first launched during the 114th Congress, and was the first such task force created by the Caucus. The Transgender Equality Task Force will be chaired by Vice Chair Rep. Joe Kennedy (MA-04).
Feb 22, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced the Trump Administration’s revocation of the landmark U.S. Departments of Education and Justice joint guidance confirming that Title IX’s sex nondiscrimination provisions applied to transgender students.
Feb 6, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced its bi-partisan membership list for the 115th Congress today. The Caucus will continue to be Co-Chaired by the six openly LGBT members of the House of Representatives: Jared Polis (CO-02), David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), and Mark Takano (CA-41).
Jan 26, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus responded to the PolitiFact rating of a letter, signed by several Caucus CoChairs, expressing concern about Betsy DeVos’s family’s foundations support of groups that support so-called “conversion” therapy.
Jan 23, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus called on the Senate to reject Rep. Tom Price’s nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Jan 13, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus applauded today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for creating a new rule prohibiting USAID-funded programs from discriminating against the LGBT community in their services.
Jan 13, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus called on the Senate to reject Senator Jeff Sessions’s nomination for Attorney General.
Jan 13, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus called on the Senate to reject Ben Carson’s nomination for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s decision to hold a hearing on H.R. 2802, which would give a government ‘license to discriminate’ to businesses and non-profits to discriminate against LGBT people. The Committee’s decision to hold a hearing on this anti-LGBT legislation comes in the wake of the mass murder of 49 LGBT people and allies at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.
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Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus applauded the Department of Defense’s decision to reverse its ban on transgender people from serving in the armed forces.

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