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LGBT Equality Caucus Expands, Constrains Members to Varying Effect

Since its re-registration as an official Congressional Member Organization of the 111th Congress, the LGBT Equality Caucus has expanded, welcoming additional members Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Steve Israel of New York and Chellie Pingree of Maine. The caucus boasts 79 members now, nearly one out of five members of the House of Representatives. By the [...]

LGBT Caucus Shows High Cohesion on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Legislation

Promotion of government transparency, the abolition of torture, and resisting unconstitutional domestic surveillance are core elements of the progressive agenda, so you might expect a high percentage of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to stand in support of H.R. 104, a bill that would create and empower an independent investigative commission to uncover and report on [...]

LGBT Caucus Shows High Cohesion on Don't Ask, Don't Tell Legislation

Promotion of government transparency, the abolition of torture, and resisting unconstitutional domestic surveillance are core elements of the progressive agenda, so you might expect a high percentage of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to stand in support of H.R. 104, a bill that would create and empower an independent investigative commission to uncover and report on [...]

Race and Homophobia: In the Congress, It's a NOT-Black Thing

In California’s last election, the passage of Proposition 8 barring same-sex marriage equality was made possible for many reasons, including the meddling of Roman Catholic and Mormon religious leaders, but also in part by the disproportionate support of black voters, leading to dismayed November 5 reactions like this:

I am feeling the same bittersweet feeling [...]

No Overlap Between House LGBT Caucus and House Prayer Caucus

The Congressional Prayer Caucus and the House LGBT Equality Caucus each has a large number of members. The two caucuses have absolutely no members in common.