Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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IOC pressured by All Out, U.S. lawmakers to ban anti-LGBT discrimination

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday came under increased pressure to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination and ensure future host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books. [ Read more → ]

Domestic Partner bills would ensure all federal employees receive equal benefits

Thursday, September 19, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Legislation that would extend employee benefit programs to cover same-sex domestic partners of federal civilian employees on the same basis as spousal benefits was introduced Thursday in the U.S. House and Senate. [ Read more → ]

Bill to ban discrimination against gay adoptive, foster parents has bipartisan support

Monday, May 6, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A bill that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people seeking to adopt or become foster parents is due to be reintroduced Tuesday in the U.S. Congress. [ Read more → ]

Employment Non-Discrimination Act reintroduced in Congress

Thursday, April 25, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was reintroduced in both chambers of Congress on Thursday. The measure would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by civilian, nonreligious employers with at least 15 employees. [ Read more → ]
Reps. Charles Bass (left) and Richard Hannah.

Two GOP congressmen announce support for DOMA repeal

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Two Republican members of the U.S. House have announced their support for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. [ Read more → ]

House, Senate lawmakers introduce federal domestic partner benefits bill

Saturday, November 19, 2011
Lawmaker in the U.S. House and Senate on Friday reintroduced the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act, and said that approving the bill would put the federal government on par with Fortune 500 corporations that already extend full benefits to same-sex partners of gay and lesbian employees. [ Read more → ]
Brian Brown

NOM attacks transgender son of House GOP supporter of DOMA repeal

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, on Wednesday said that Rodrigo Lehtinen, the transgender son of U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, is the reason his mother became the first Republican co-sponsor of the House bill aimed at repealing the Defense of Marriage Act. [ Read more → ]
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Hate group FRC angry at Republican for co-sponsoring DOMA repeal bill

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The anti-gay hate group, the Family Research Council is furious that a Republican in Congress is co-sponsoring a bill which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). [ Read more → ]
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