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June 09, 2016

Aguilar Highlights Commitment to Equal Rights in LGBT Pride Month Video Message

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released a video message in honor of LGBT Pride Month, which is celebrated during the month of June:

“This June, we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and honor the incredible sacrifices made by individuals in the LGBT community that have pushed our nation forward. Over the past year, we’ve seen historic strides in the fight for equal rights, including the Supreme Court’s decision that made marriage equality the law of the land. However, with those strides, we’ve also been reminded that our work is far from over, which we saw recently in North Carolina’s prejudiced bathroom law that discriminates against members of the transgender community.

And here in the House of Representatives, I was saddened to see Republicans vote down an amendment to bar federal contractors from discriminating against the LGBT community in hiring. While our nation has certainly taken steps forward in the fight for equality, our work goes on. As a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, I remain committed as ever to advocating on behalf of the LGBT community and working to ensure that every American enjoys full equality under the law.”

Rep. Aguilar’s message can be viewed in full here.