U.S. Rep's Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Robert Wexler, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have joined 52 other members of Congress to form the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
The caucus' mission is to push for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people, repeal discriminatory laws and work against hate-motivated violence.
Wasserman-Schultz, who is one of the new caucus' vice chairs, said:
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered Americans are awash in a sea of inequality. Equality for our gay, lesbian and transgender friends is not negotiable. I am proud to represent Fort Lauderdale, one of the largest LGBT constituencies of any congressional district and one of the country's most popular LGBT travel destinations.