Archive for January, 2013

After Record Deportations, GetEQUAL Calls on President to Take Action on Immigration

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Media Contact: Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez,, 305-321-1784 President’s Immigration Speech Hits High Notes and Low Notes for LGBT Immigrants After Record 1.5 Million Deportations, Immediate Action is Needed to End Immigrant Pain As Legislation Takes Shape Washington, DC — On the heels of President Obama’s speech on immigration reform  Read More »

DECLARACIÓN DE PRENSA: Nacional LGBT organización pide que se aclare en el Senado Principios de Inmigración

Monday, January 28th, 2013

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA: Lunes, 28 de enero 2013 Contacto con los medios: Felipe Sousa Rodríguez,, 305-321-1784 Organizacion de derechos civiles para personas en la comunidad LGBT pide que se aclare  los principios de la “Banda de los 8″ sobre la Reforma Migratoria GetEQUAL aplaude intentos para reformar nuestro sistema roto de inmigración, pero busca aclaraciones WASHINGTON, DC  Read More »

PRESS STATEMENT: National LGBT Org Calls for Clarification on Senate Immigration Principles

Monday, January 28th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 28, 2013 Media Contact: Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez,, 305-321-1784 National LGBT Civil Rights Org Calls for Clarification from Bipartisan Group of Senators Working on Immigration Reform GetEQUAL applauds attempts to reform our broken immigration system but seeks clarifications WASHINGTON, DC — GetEQUAL applauds the bipartisan attempt to pass inclusive, comprehensive immigration  Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: DREAMer Challenges Senator Rubio’s Immigration Framework

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Media Contact: Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez,, 305-321-1784 DREAMer to Senator Marco Rubio: Leaving LGBT Immigrants Out of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Is Not an Option Tampa, FL — As the conversation for immigration reform continues to heat up, GetEQUAL released the following statement today in response to Senator Marco Rubio’s  Read More »

GetEQUAL Challenges Hagel: What Exactly Will You Do To Protect LGBT Service Members?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

GetEQUAL, the LGBT civil rights organization, has responded to Chuck Hagel‘s comments yesterday, and is challenging the former Nebraska Republican Senator to get specific. Hagel, whom President Obama nominated to become America’s next Defense Secretary, has yet to receive the full support of the LGBT community after his anti-gay comments were revealed. Hagel has since apologized and  Read More »

Breaking: Hagel Commits To Extending Benefits To Families Of Gay Service Members

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Chuck Hagel today sent a letter to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) committing to providing benefits to families of all service members, including those who are lesbian, gay, and bisexual. Hagel is working through a contentious nomination process to replace Leon Panetta as America’s next Secretary of Defense. Neo-con conservatives and gay GOP groups have stridently opposed  Read More »

Hagel prepares for nomination fight

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

GetEQUAL: Hagel Nomination ‘At Odds With Obama Administration’s Values’

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

GetEQUAL, the LGBT civil rights organization best-known for pushing the Obama administration and Congress to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, today issued a second press release opposing Chuck Hagel as President Obama‘s nominee to replace Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. “After a review of Hagel’s 12-year voting record in the U.S. Senate (from the 105th Congress to  Read More »

PRESS STATEMENT: GetEQUAL Opposes Hagel Nomination for SecDef

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Media Contact: Heather Cronk, 202-491-7240, Hagel’s Nomination At Odds With Obama Administration’s Values WASHINGTON, DC — Today, GetEQUAL — a national civil rights organization urgently advocating for the full federal equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans — reiterated its opposition to President Barack Obama’s nomination of  Read More »

GetEQUAL To Obama: Hagel’s Anti-LGBT History Makes Him Unacceptable For Defense

Friday, January 4th, 2013

GetEQUAL, the LGBT civil rights organization that is widely credited for helping repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, today told President Obama they strongly oppose Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Hagel has a history of anti-LGBT comments, for which he recently apologized in the wake of his name being floated to replace Leon Panetta. “GetEQUAL strongly opposes the potential  Read More »