Congressional Equality Caucus Welcomes HUD Action to Prevent Discrimination

Apr 22, 2021 Issues: LGBT Issues

WASHINGTON – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus applauded the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for withdrawing a rule proposed by the Trump Administration that would have allowed discrimination in access to emergency shelter. 

“I thank Secretary Fudge for taking this action today. No person should ever be denied access to housing because of their sexual orientation or gender identity,” said Equality Caucus Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01). “The Biden administration is doing everything it can under the law to ensure LGBTQ+ people have an equal opportunity to get ahead. I hope the Senate will soon follow their lead, and send the Equality Act, which the House approved earlier this year, to the President for his signature.”

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Founded in 2008, the mission of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is to promote equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Caucus, which is led by the nine openly LGBTQ+ members of the House of Representatives, is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. and around the world.