Wasserman Schultz Statement on LGBT Pride Month

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Sunrise, FL, June 1, 2017 | comments
Each June, we celebrate Pride Month by honoring the LGBT community, evaluating the distance we must still travel in establishing equality for all, and recommitting ourselves to protecting and promoting the rights of LGBT Americans. We do so in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots, which serve as a powerful reminder that the fight for full LGBT equality has come a long way, but is far from over.
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(Sunrise, FL) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today in celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month:

“Each June, we celebrate Pride Month by honoring the LGBT community, evaluating the distance we must still travel in establishing equality for all, and recommitting ourselves to protecting and promoting the rights of LGBT Americans. We do so in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots, which serve as a powerful reminder that the fight for full LGBT equality has come a long way, but is far from over.

While we are grateful to mark the start of the second Pride Month with marriage equality as the law of the land, we must use this month to educate those who might discriminate against Americans because of who they are or who they love. Standing in the shadow of the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting, we know so much more must be done. In Congress, I’ll keep working with my colleagues to pass the Equality Act, a landmark piece of civil rights legislation that would guarantee federal protections for LGBT individuals.  

On too many occasions, the Trump Administration has neglected the needs of LGBT individuals in this country and around the world. During Pride Month especially, I am proud to stand with the LGBT community in the fight to make the United States a more just and equal nation, and to defend LGBT rights wherever and whenever they are threatened around the globe.”

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