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Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement to commemorate LGBT Pride Month:

“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month is a time to recognize the diversity, dignity and strength of the LGBT community and reflect on the most pressing civil rights issue of the day.

“There is a lot to celebrate this Pride Month. Today, more LGBT Americans than ever are able to live freely and openly, and they are playing a vital role in politics, business and culture. And thanks to the Supreme Court’s historic rulings last year on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, tens of thousands of loving couples in California are now legally married, and their marriages are recognized by the federal government.”

“We are also reminded this Pride Month that there is still much left to accomplish, including expanding marriage equality throughout the country. To this end, I am striving to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act in its entirety so legally married, same-sex couples receive equal treatment under federal law, no matter where they live.

“Whether it is through grassroots efforts, legal actions or legislative remedies, I am proud to stand—and will continue to stand—with LGBT Americans and their allies as we march toward equality for all.”

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