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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.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus applauded President Barack Obama’s designation of the historic site of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City as a national monument. The long effort to obtain this designation was led by LGBT Equality Caucus founding member and current Vice Chair, Congressman Jerry Nadler (NY-10).
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus commemorated the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which brought unequivocal marriage equality to the United States of America.
May 13, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today thanked the Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Education for issuing groundbreaking guidance ensuring transgender students have equal access to sex-segregated facilities.
Apr 13, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today thanked Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards for signing an executive order protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender state employees and state contracted employees from workplace discrimination.
Feb 18, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced today that it has formed a task force to push for legislative and administrative action to protect the dignity and security of elderly LGBT people. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) has accepted the Caucus Co-Chairs’ request to serve as chair the bipartisan task force.
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Nov 17, 2015 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced today that it is forming a Transgender Equality Task Force. This task force is the first task force ever created by the LGBT Equality Caucus. The task force will analyze barriers to full legal and societal equality faced by the transgender community and will design legislative and other initiatives to make the American Dream more accessible to all transgender people.
Nov 17, 2015 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus hosted a landmark forum addressing issues of violence against the transgender community. The forum was held on November 17, 2105 at 2:00 PM in the Rayburn House Office Building. Members of Congress heard testimony from survivors of violence, community organizers, advocates and policy experts.
Nov 10, 2015 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus issued the following statement today thanking the White House for endorsing HR 3185, the Equality Act:

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