Caucus Condemns Removal of LGBT Pages on White House and Dept. of Labor Websites

Contact: 
Gina Frisby (Asm. Low) - (916) 319-2028; Chelsea Lee (LGBT Caucus) - (916) 319-2511
January 21, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, the CA Legislative LGBT Caucus denounced the Trump Administration’s action removing mention of LGBT rights on the White House and Department of Labor websites, following moments after the President’s inauguration on Jan. 20th.

Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the LGBT Caucus said, “The removal of all mention of LGBT rights on these webpages, within moments of President Trump’s inauguration, is alarming to LGBT individuals across the world. In a period of great anxiety and uncertainty for our community, President Trump signals to us that he intends to erase all that we have fought for. We do not intend to be so easily forgotten without a fight.”

Originally formed in 2002, the Caucus serves as a forum for the California Legislature to discuss issues that affect LGBT Californians and to further the goal of equality and justice for all residents in the State. Comprising both Senators and Assemblymembers, current Caucus members include: Chair Evan Low, Vice Chair Ricardo Lara, Senators Toni G. Atkins, Cathleen Galgiani, and Scott Wiener, and Assemblymembers Susan Talamantes Eggman, Sabrina Cervantes, and Todd Gloria. The Caucus’ formation made California the first state in the country to recognize an official caucus of openly-LGBT state legislators.

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