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Bill would direct State Department to review ‘lavender scare’ firings

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Two Democratic congressmen on Tuesday introduced a bill that would require the State Department to review the cases of personnel who were fired during the so-called “lavender scare.” A press release the Washington Blade obtained that details the Lavender Offense Victim Exoneration (LOVE) Act of 2020, which U.S.

Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) introduced, notes upwards of 1,000 people lost their jobs at the State Department during the 1950s and 1960s “due to their sexual orientation.” The measure would require the State Department to create an independent commission that would review the cases of personnel fired because of their sexual orientation, and “correct employment records.” The press release says the bill

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