Rep. Maloney Statement Celebrating LGBT Pride Month
As LGBT Pride Month begins today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement:
“This June, we once again celebrate LGBT Pride Month and join with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to celebrate their courage, their identities, and their lives. I am proud to stand with this community during Pride Month and year round to continue our fight for equal rights.
“We have made great progress since the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, but there is still work to be done. Victories like Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 need to be built upon until all Americans are given equal rights and protections. LBGT people across this country can still be fired from jobs, evicted from their homes, and denied services because of who they are and who they love. This is unacceptable, which is why last month, I was proud to join 194 of my House colleagues in reintroducing the Equality Act, comprehensive civil rights legislation that will provide nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people all across this country to prevent such discrimination.
“As the LGBT community and its allies celebrate Pride Month, we recognize the courage it takes for LGBT individuals to come out and speak out for their rights and we celebrate all the contributions this community has made to our great country. In doing so, we promise to keep up the fight for full and total equality.”