Jun 04 2015
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 honor the strength and diversity of the LGBT community, reflect on the advances we have made and what we still must achieve together.
“Marriage equality is now the law of the land in 37 states. This month, the Supreme Court could ensure once-and-for-all that legal marriage is available to all loving, committed couples in this country. If the court rules favorably, as I very much hope it will, it will send a strong message of equality under the law for married gay and lesbian couples and their children. I believe most Americans now recognize that this is simply the right thing to do.
“Despite the incredible progress, much work remains. In many states, LGBT Americans can be fired from their job simply for who they are. Thousands of LGBT youth are homeless or victims of bullying. And LGBT couples who want to adopt children often face barriers.
“We must continue the march toward equality for all and I’m proud to stand with the LGBT community as we move forward.”