Update: LGBT Equality Caucus Activity, June 28 – July 10, 2009

Rainbows Erupting from the U.S. Capitol Building put askewToday we update our That’s My Congress report on the activity of the LGBT Equality Caucus in the House of Representatives. Our report evaluates the 79 members of the LGBT Equality Caucus against the standard set by the caucus itself: a slate of 12 bills standing in promotion of the caucus agenda “to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality.”

To find a complete accounting of each member’s record of support or nonsupport of these bills, read the full report; below is a summary of the change (or lack of change) in support for the LGBT Equality slate by caucus members since the issuing of our initial report two weeks ago. We also indicate whether any action on these bills has taken place during that time:

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H.R. 1024, a bill to end immigration discrimination against same-sex couples — no more caucus cosponsors, no actions

H.R. 1283, to end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the military — all members are already cosponsors, no actions

H.R. 1616, to include HIV treatment in Medicaid coverage — 3 more caucus cosponsors, no actions

H.R. 1913, authorizing the Department of Justice to assist in state and local investigation and prosecution of anti-gay crimes — already passed by House (April 29, 2009)

H.R. 2262, to distribute grants related to anti-gay and other bullying — 3 more caucus cosponsors, no actions

H.R. 2517, to end discrimination against same-sex couples in federal benefits — 1 more caucus cosponsor, no actions

H.R. 2625, to end discrimination against same-sex couples in health care tax incentives — 3 more caucus cosponsors, no actions

H.R. 2709, to provide equity in family immigration rules for same-sex couples and other non-traditional families — 0 more caucus cosponsors, no actions

H.R. 3017, to outlaw discrimination in hiring on the basis of sexual orientation — 3 more caucus cosponsors, no actions

H.Con.Res. 92, declaring support for the National Day of Silence on anti-gay bullying — 0 more caucus cosponsors, no actions

H.Res. 308, honoring AIDS activist Pedro Pablo Zamora y Diaz — 0 more caucus cosponsors, no actions

H.Res. 433, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising — 1 more caucus cosponsor, no actions
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As you can see, the past two weeks have been a quiescent period for legislation promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

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