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LGBT Equality Caucus

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LGBT Caucus co-chair and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA

LGBT Caucus Co-Chair Barney Frank (D-Mass.)

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What Is The LGBT Equality Caucus?:

The LGBT Equality Caucus is the first congressional caucus with the express purpose of advocating for the rights of LGBT people. The caucus was established on June 5, 2008 by U.S. representatives Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.). Both openly gay representatives will co-chair the group. The caucus will advocate for equal gay rights, educate lawmakers on LGBT issues and help repeal discriminatory legislation.


Rep. Baldwin told The Advocate that the caucus’s primary concern this session is "to educate and prepare for major legislative victories" once a supportive commander in chief steps in the White House. The LGBT Caucus will also maintain a website and Listservs "to ensure speedy updates and a higher level of awareness about LGBT issues."


LGBT Caucus membership includes an extensive bipartisan list of House members, including two Republican charter members Chris Shays (Connecticut) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Florida).
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