Freshman Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., joined a new caucus this week.
Welch will be one of the vice-chairmen of the just-created Bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans. The caucus, led by openly gay Reps. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has more than 50 members, most of them Democrats.
The group hopes to raise awareness of issues that affect the gay community and push for laws to outlaw hate crimes and end workplace discrimination.
- Erin Kelly