WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), released a statement honoring LGBTQ Pride Month, which takes place every year during the month of June.
“The arrival of June holds special significance as it marks the start of Pride Month,” said Senator Rosen. “This month, we recognize the struggles that LGBTQ people have overcome and the progress our country has made thanks to their brave fight. However, we must also acknowledge that this current Administration continues to roll back key regulations that protect LGBTQ Americans from discrimination when it comes to health care, military service, family rights, and more. This month reaffirms the freedom of all people to live life without fear of discrimination. I will continue advocating for these basic human rights as an ally to the LGBTQ community, and will work tirelessly to ensure full equality for all Americans, because bigotry, discrimination, and hate have no place in our communities.”
BACKGROUND: Earlier this year, Senator Rosen helped introduce the Equality Act, legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment, housing, credit, jury service, public accommodations, and the use of federal funds.
Last month, Senator Rosen held a press conference with Nevada’s chapter of the Human Rights Campaign and members of Nevada’s LGBTQ community to call on Congress to pass the Equality Act.
Senator Rosen is proud to be a staunch ally of LGBTQ Americans, receiving perfect scores from the Human Rights Campaign each year she has been in Congress. In addition to co-sponsoring the Equality Act, in the House, Senator Rosen was an original co-sponsor of legislation to prohibit for-profit LGBTQ conversion therapy and a bill to sanction foreign individuals complicit in human rights abuses against members of the LGBTQ community. She was also a co-sponsor of the Do No Harm Act (H.R. 3222), which would ensure that corporations cannot rely on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to discriminate against individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.