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The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress. The major power of the House is to pass federal legislation that affects the entire country although its bills must also be passed by the Senate and further agreed to by the U.S. President before becoming law (unless both the House and Senate re-pass the legislation with a two-thirds majority in each chamber). Each U.S. state is represented in the House in proportion to its population but is entitled to at least one representative. [ Website ] [ Wikipedia ]

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U.S. congressman introduces first federal bill to ban conversion therapy

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)
The Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act would be the first federal law to protect LGBT people from being defrauded by promises that they can change their sexual orientation or gender identity. [...]

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U.S congresswoman demands FTC investigation of ‘gay conversion therapy’ practices

Thursday, May 14, 2015
U.S. Rep.Jackie Speier (D-Calif.)
U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier is calling for an investigation into the potentially unfair or deceptive claims and advertising practices of therapists who administer so-called “conversion therapy.” [...]

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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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GOP lawmaker introduces bill to strip federal courts of power to rule on marriage equality

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)
Less than a week before the U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear arguments over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, a GOP lawmaker has introduced legislation to strip federal courts of their power to interpret the Constitution as it relates to such matters. [...]

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U.S. House committee won’t consider resolution to kill D.C. LGBT students’ rights law

Monday, April 20, 2015
District of Columbia
The resolution was introduced by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), who said the law, signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser, would infringe upon the religious rights of faith-based schools. [...]

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GOP lawmaker proposes Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage … again

Saturday, February 21, 2015
U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.)
Republican lawmaker Tim Huelskamp of Kansas has introduced a resolution in the U.S. House that proposes amending the Constitution so that only marriages between one man and one woman are legal. [...]

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GOP House committee blocks LGBT protections in education reform bill

Friday, February 13, 2015
U.S. Capitol
A U.S. House committee on Wednesday blocked two measures that would have provided protections for LGBT students as part of an education reform bill. [...]

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Transgender former Navy SEAL plans primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Hoyer

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Kristen Beck
Kristin Beck, a transgender former Navy SEAL, is planning a primary challenge to the second-ranking Democrat in the House, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer. [...]

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Cruz reintroduces bill to strip federal marriage benefits in states where gay marriage not legal

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has re-introduced the State Marriage Defense Act, a bill that would require the federal government to recognize only marriages that are valid under the laws of the state in which a couple reside. [...]

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Boehner: House GOP won’t weigh in on gay marriage cases before Supreme Court

Friday, February 6, 2015
U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he doesn’t expect House Republicans will weigh in on same-sex marriage when the U.S. Supreme Court considers the issue this Spring. [...]

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