Content Filed Under: Positive LGBTQ Moves in Congress

Moves in Congress in favor of the LGBTQ community.

Press Release

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

January 11, 2019, 1:01 pm Governors in Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin have now signed pro-LGBTQ executive orders, expanding nondiscrimination protections for state employees.
Blog Post

Celebrating 3 Years of Obergefell v. Hodges, and Looking Forward to a Future Free From Discrimination

By Communications Team • June 26, 2018, 9:17 am Looking forward to the steps still to come in the nondiscrimination movement, while celebrating 3 years of marriage for same sex couples.
Blog Post

Openly Gay Lawmakers Reintroduce Student Nondiscrimination Act in House and Senate

By Shane Stahl • March 22, 2018, 4:16 pm Jared Polis and Senator Tammy Baldwin reintroduced the Student Nondiscrimination Act (SNDA) on Wednesday, which would prohibit discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.
Blog Post

Members of Congress File Amicus Brief in Colorado Discrimination Case

By Shane Stahl • November 1, 2017, 4:47 pm This week more than 200 members of Congress submitted an amicus brief in support of LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections to the United States Supreme Court.
Blog Post

Republican Congressman Adds Bipartisan Momentum to LGBT Non-Discrimination in Congress

By Adam Polaski • May 31, 2017, 10:42 am His co-sponsorship signals continued bipartisan momentum in Congress for the passage of comprehensive LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections.
Blog Post

Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections Introduced in Congress with Bipartisan Equality Act

By Adam Polaski • May 2, 2017, 11:40 am The legislation would protect LGBT Americans from discrimination across virtually every area of daily life, including employment, housing, and public accommodations.
Blog Post

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Adds to Bipartisan Momentum for Non-Discrimination as Equality Act Cosponsor

By Adam Polaski • September 13, 2016, 11:39 am This week United States Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) became a co-sponsor of the Equality Act, a federal bill that would establish comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans.
Blog Post

After Bipartisan Victory for LGBT Protections, Congress Must Resolve Discriminatory Measures in Conference Committee

By Adam Polaski • May 26, 2016, 10:59 am The measure passed 223 – 195, garnering support from 43 Republicans – a noticeable turnaround from last week, when a chaotic vote on the amendment culminated in a 213-212 defeat.