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Congressman Gallego on LGBT Pride Month

June 1, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Ruben Gallego released the following statement in commemoration of LGBT Pride Month:

“Our Declaration of Independence states that all Americans have the right to ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ Unfortunately, despite the tremendous progress we have made over the past decade, LGBT Americans still suffer workplace discrimination, are often denied services, and in many places can’t marry the person they love.

“This LGBT Pride Month, let’s celebrate the hard work and perseverance of our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters. Thanks to their tireless and resolute efforts, today 37 states and the District of Columbia allow same sex marriage, and the federal government has taken action to put in protections against workplace and housing discrimination. The road to full equality is not an easy one – we’ve come a long way but there’s still more to do. This June, let’s celebrate the hard earned victories and continue this cause so that LGBT Americans can live without fear and have the freedom to marry who they love.”