New & Noteworthy:

U.S. Congress

Archives | Mentions:

Page 1 of 6123...Last »

LGBT caucus membership drops by more than half in 114th Congress

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
US-Capitol-LGBT
The congressional caucus that aims to advance LGBT issues made public its membership for the 114th Congress, and the size of the group is not even half of what it was in its previous iteration.
(Washington Blade) [...]

Filed under: , ,

Democratic icon Barney Frank on Congress, gay rights and partisan echo chambers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Barney-Frank
The highest profile openly gay member of Congress retired in 2013 after 32 years, leaving a legacy of legislation on financial reform as well as changes in perceptions and laws about homosexuality.
(Los Angeles Times) [...]

Filed under: , ,

Marriage equality rulings spur impeachment resolution from Idaho lawmaker

Monday, February 16, 2015
Paul Shepherd
An Idaho state lawmaker upset with federal judges who have overturned same-sex marriage bans across the nation is proposing that the U.S. Congress impeach judges who "fail to uphold" the U.S. Constitution. [...]

Filed under: , , ,

Lawmakers introduce bill to promote LGBT rights in U.S. foreign policy

Friday, January 30, 2015
US-Capitol-LGBT
The International Human Rights Defense Act would appoint a special envoy within the U.S. Department of State to coordinate efforts to prevent discrimination and advance the rights of LGBT people worldwide. [...]

Filed under: , , , ,

Democrats reintroduce DOMA repeal bill on opening of 114th Congress

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
U.S. Capitol
Democratic lawmakers kicked off the 114th Congress on Tuesday by reintroducing the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would fully repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. [...]

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Lawmakers call on HHS to end ban on blood donations from gay, bisexual men

Monday, December 15, 2014
Blood-donor
Eighty congressional lawmakers sent a letter Monday to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, calling for the Department to replace the FDA's lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men with a policy based on individual risk factors. [...]

Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,

Merkley announces plans for legislation with broad LGBT protections

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley announced plans to introduce a broad measure aimed at preventing discrimination against LGBT Americans. [...]

Filed under: , , , , , ,

Eighth GOP member of Congress announces support for marriage equality

Monday, July 21, 2014
U.S. Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.)
U.S. Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.), a Tampa Bay-area Republican, said Monday he supported last week's ruling by a Monroe County, Fla., judge who said Florida's ban on same-sex marriage is discriminatory and violates gay people's right to equal treatment under the law. "As a matter of my Christian faith, I [...]

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Pro-gay marriage GOP super PAC has strong Q1, gay GOP candidates fall short

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
gay-gop
A Republican super PAC aimed at supporting pro-gay marriage GOP candidates raised a strong $2.75 million in the first quarter of 2014, but gay Republicans candidates for U.S. Congress fell short in fundraising. [...]

Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Olympic-flag
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. [...]

Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,

Page 1 of 6123...Last »