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Lawmakers introduce resolution calling for federal protections for LGBT Americans

Sunday, April 26, 2015
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.)
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) is banding with other lawmakers to introduce a resolution seeking to protect LGBT Americans from discrimination under federal law as religious objection bills in other states have prompted protests. ...

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Idaho House OKs resolution calling on Congress to impeach pro-gay marriage judges

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Idaho state capitol in Boise.
The Idaho state House on Friday voted in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to impeach federal judges who rule in favor of same-sex marriage. ...

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Ted Cruz seeks to overturn D.C. laws on gay rights, reproductive health

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Ted Cruz
The measures, known as disapproval resolutions, could in theory halt local laws passed last year by the D.C. Council and signed by the city’s mayor. ...

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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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.
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Democratic icon Barney Frank on Congress, gay rights and partisan echo chambers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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) ...

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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. ...

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

Friday, January 30, 2015
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. ...

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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. ...

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

Monday, December 15, 2014
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 ...

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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. ...

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