Rep. Richard Hanna

Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, speaks at a committee hearing Washington D.C.

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The Congressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality Caucus has 96 members. Two Republicans are members of the caucus. One of the GOP members is Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld.

Hanna is listed as a member of the caucus, becoming the second Republican member (Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida is the other).

The caucus was formed in 2008 and Democrats tend to dominate the membership, although Ros-Lehtinen was a member of the caucus when it first formed.

Hanna's stance on LGBT issues is more moderate than his Republican colleagues. He has been supported by Log Cabin Republicans, and in July, he was one of six Republicans who voted against an amendment to the Defense spending bill that reaffirms what the Defense of Marriage Act says: That federal dollars should not be used to fund benefits for same-sex couples.

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