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Celebrate Pride with more progress

Date: 
June 06, 2014

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Celebrate Pride with more progress

WASHINGTON, June 6 —The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is calling on all leaders to celebrate Pride month by making more progress for LGBTQ freedom and justice.

“Every leader and lawmaker in the nation has one thing in common this Pride season — they could all do more for LGBTQ equality, freedom and justice; they could all do more to make us feel proud. The president could sign an Executive Order that provides more economic security for millions of workers by protecting them from discrimination; the US House could not only pass strong anti-employment discrimination legislation, but could also pass paycheck fairness and immigration reform, which are good for women, families and our economy. And in every state, governors and legislators could go much further, such as in New York State where it’s high time they passed a transgender-inclusive anti-discrimination law. The truth is: as we take pride in all that we have achieved, there are so many still who’ve been left behind, particularly in states with zero protections. Let’s demand more progress NOW for all LGBTQ people and families.”

Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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