Is LGBT progress possible in the next Congress?

Some LGBT advocates are hopeful about inserting pro-equality language into legislation expected in the House next year, particularly on immigration and tax issues, but the Human Rights Campaign estimates that more than half of all representatives elected this year are "solidly anti-LGBT." Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., this week called for comprehensive immigration reform that includes remedies for binational LGBT couples and families, but Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., warned against getting too optimistic. "[W]ith the Republicans controlling the House there’s zero chance of anything good happening," Frank said.

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