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  • Orlando shootings: 'Disgust' at lack of stricter gun laws
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights

    The failure of US Congress to introduce stricter gun controls is disgusting, says Democrat Congresswoman Lois Frankel in the wake of the Orlando attack. The Florida representative told Today programme presenter John Humphrys: "It's a lot of prayers and not any action." Click here for the full interview. Read more

  • Rep. Lois Frankel reacts to Orlando massacre
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights, Foreign Affairs

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  • Frankel Statement on Orlando LGBT Nightclub Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the following statement on last night’s shooting at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub that serves the LGBT community. The shooting claimed 50 lives and injured at least 53 others, making this the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “I am so sad for the Orlando shooting victims and their families. We must all stand together against hatred and violence.” ### Read more

  • Frankel Joins Colleagues to Form LGBT Aging Issues Task Force
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights, Medicare & Social Security

    Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22), member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, announced her participation in the Caucus’ LGBT Aging Issues Task Force. The bipartisan task force was formed to advance the dignity and security of older Americans who identify as LGBT. “The struggle for equality doesn’t stop at retirement,” Frankel said. “LGBT seniors face unique and misunderstood challenges. I look forward to better serving the large elder and LGBT populations in South Florida.” The task force... Read more

  • Frankel Fights For Marriage Equality
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today joined 167 of her House colleagues and 44 Senators in calling on the Supreme Court to affirm marriage equality in the United States. The Supreme Court is considering four cases this summer that will decide whether the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the freedom to marry and have their marriages recognized nationwide. “We live in a country where we cherish the right to pursue happiness. Any person, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, shoul... Read more

  • Frankel Fights for Marriage Equality in Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) this week sent a letter urging Attorney General Pam Bondi to drop the State of Florida’s appeal in Scott v. Brenner and treat all Floridians equally under the law. “We live in a country where we cherish the right to pursue happiness. Any person, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, should be allowed to live in a committed relationship with the one they love. It is time for Florida to join the more than thirty states that are now on the right side of hist... Read more

  • Frankel Statement On Florida Keys Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel issued the following statement after a judge in the Florida Keys overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. “If we are truly a nation where the pursuit of happiness is for one and for all, than any person regardless of gender should be allowed to live in a committed relationship with the one they love. This ruling is a victory in the fight for full equality – and it brings Florida closer to the right side of history and the right side of the law,” said Frankel. T... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop 8 Rulings
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Rights

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), who stood outside the Supreme Court for the rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8, released the following statement: “Today’s Supreme Court rulings mark a giant step forward for marriage equality. If we are truly a nation where the pursuit of happiness is for one and for all, then any person regardless of gender should be allowed to live in a committed relationship with the one they love. The Supreme Court rulings set us on this path, and there is ... Read more