President Obama on LGBT Pride Month: “We are not truly equal until every person is afforded the same rights and opportunities”
Barack Obama is, by far, our most pro-gay US President in history.
Here are excerpts from Obama’s LGBT Pride Month proclamation:
Over the course of more than two centuries of striving and sacrifice, our country has expanded civil rights and enshrined equal protections into our Constitution. Through struggle and setback, we see a common trajectory toward a more free and just society.
But we are also reminded that we are not truly equal until every person is afforded the same rights and opportunities — that when one of us experiences discrimination, it affects all of us — and that our journey is not complete until our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law.
…I will keep calling on the Congress to pass legislation so that all Americans are covered by these protections, no matter where they work.’
…We celebrate the proud legacy LGBT individuals have woven into the fabric of our Nation, we honor those who have fought to perfect our Union, and we continue our work to build a society where every child grows up knowing that their country supports them, is proud of them, and has a place for them exactly as they are.