LGBTQ+ Rights

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes in Favor of the Equality Act

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) voted in favor of H.R. 5, the Equality Act. The Equality Act bars discrimination against LGBTQ Individuals in public accommodations, federal financial assistance, education, employment, housing, credit, and jury service by amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other existing laws to ensure that LGBTQ individuals are afforded the same ...

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes to Defend Transgender Troops

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) voted to defend transgender servicemembers from the Administration’s discriminatory, self-defeating ban on their military service. “Last month, in a hearing that was the first of its kind, the Military Personnel subcommittee of HASC invited transgender servicemembers to testify about their service to our nation. We on the subcommittee wer...

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Joins Colleagues to Introduce Equality Act as Original Cosponsor

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Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) joined her colleagues to introduce H.R. 5, the Equality Act, as an original cosponsor. The Equality Act outlaws discrimination against LGBTQ Individuals in public accommodations, federal financial assistance, education, employment, housing, credit, and jury service by amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other existing laws to ensure ...

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Urges Pentagon Not to Implement Ban on Transgender Military Service

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Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) urged Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to refrain from implementing President Trump’s destructive ban on transgender troops. In a letter to Acting Secretary Shanahan, Rep. Trahan and 160 of her colleagues outlined the harm proceeding with this ban would cause. “For almost three years, as many as 14,700 transgender servicememb...