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Congressman Ruben Gallego Joins the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus as Vice-Chair for the 114th Congress

February 24, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Ruben Gallego joined the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus as a Vice-Chair for the 114th Congress.

“Congressman Ruben Gallego is new to Congress this year, but he is not new to championing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality,” said JoDee Winterhof, Vice President for Policy and Political Affairs at the Human Rights Campaign. “In Arizona Ruben Gallego fought against the anti-marriage constitutional amendment and to defeat the harmful SB 1062.  As a new Vice-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, we look forward to working with him on advancing non-discrimination protections, equal benefits, anti-bullying protections and other equality measures.”

"Congressman Gallego has been a champion of LGBT issues for many years.  He understands that celebrating and respecting diversity uplifts our entire community, and improves the quality of life for everyone.  We sincerely appreciate his support and continued efforts to promote inclusion and equality," said Angela Hughey, President and co-founder of ONE Community in Arizona. 
Congressman Gallego released the following statement:

“I am proud to join the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus as one of the new vice-chairs. LGBT people deserve equal rights and protections and I am committed to continuing to work for that goal. 

“Since it was established in 2008, the LGBT Equality Caucus Members have been leaders in advancing issues important to the LGTB Community and I look forward to continuing that work while bringing a diverse perspective as we fight for issues that affect LGBT Americans.”