Womenâs History Month: “Time to celebrate, time to be vigilant”
Washington, DC, March 5, 2015 — In celebration of Womenâs History Month, the National LGBTQ Task Force issued the following statement:
“This month we get the opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary contributionÂ women have made and are making to everyoneâs livesâand the progress we have made and are making to achieve freedom, justice and equality. And yet, weÂ live at a time when transgender womenâparticularly transgender women of colorâare being murdered. We are also seeing opponents of equality even more determined to roll-back some of the mostÂ importantÂ advancesÂ we have struggled forâfrom access to abortion and birth control to access to our democracy and equal pay.Â These opponents of freedom are also twisting the true meaning of religious freedomÂ to justify discrimination and to act as though they donât have to follow the same laws as the rest of us.Â We canât let them win and we must be vigilant. So this Womenâs History Month, letâs work even harder to end these murders and to ensure that we preserve, sustain, and advanceÂ freedom, justice and equality forÂ all women,â said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force.
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