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Beyer Statement Honoring LGBTQ Pride Month

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Washington, June 11, 2018 | comments

Rep. Don Beyer released the following statement today honoring LGBTQ Pride Month, which began June 1:

“Thousands gathered in the nation’s capital this past weekend to celebrate Pride Month, as we honored the triumphs LGBTQ Americans continue to make to advance freedom and equality in our country. Because of the tireless advocacy of LGBTQ leaders, we live in a more just society, and we are closer to confirming the Commonwealth’s old adage, ‘Virginia is for Lovers.’

“With the recent Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, we are reminded that obstacles of hate and prejudice remain. Yet, Pride also reminds us that although challenges lie ahead, equality is within reach, and worth fighting for. Today, and every day, we live in that spirit and vow to build a brighter, more hopeful future for the LGBTQ community and for all Americans.”

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Tags: Equality