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Thursday, July 24, 2008

First Muslim Congressman Named Vice Chair of LGBT Equality Caucus

Folks, this is HUGE!! Keith Ellison has been highlighted as a
mainstream moderate Muslim voice by every major Muslim organization in
the United States. His support for LGBT rights, now in SUCH a public
way, will be VITAL in building bridges and creating dialogue with the
mainstream Muslim community!

Subhanallah! I could've never imagined that this would happen!


Keith Ellison is Proud to be Named Vice-Chair of Bipartisan
Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus

"I am proud to join Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman
Barney Frank (D-MA) today in launching the Congressional LGBT Equality
Caucus," Congressman Ellison said.

The mission of the Caucus is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender (LGBT) equality. The Caucus will work toward extending
equal rights, repealing discriminatory laws, the eliminating
hate-motivated violence. The Caucus is dedicated to the improved
health and well-being for all, regardless of sexual orientation or
gender identity/expression.

"I am honored to join this caucus because of my lifelong commitment to
fighting all discrimination. I believe when my gay, lesbian, bisexual
or transgender neighbor suffers from discrimination, then I suffer,
and so does our whole community. Every member of our society
contributes to the health, wealth and generosity of our community.
Only when we recognize, protect, and, celebrate that will we realize
all our citizens' potential," Ellison concluded.

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