Saturday, June 2, 2012

It's Official: President announces Pride Month

From the White House:
More remains to be done to ensure every single American is treated equally, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Moving forward, my Administration will continue its work to advance the rights of LGBT Americans. This month, as we reflect on how far we have come and how far we have yet to go, let us recall that the progress we have made is built on the words and deeds of ordinary Americans. Let us pay tribute to those who came before us, and those who continue their work today; and let us rededicate ourselves to a task that is unending ‑‑ the pursuit of a Nation where all are equal, and all have the full and unfettered opportunity to pursue happiness and live openly and freely. 
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2012 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.


Dr. Glenn said...

Another step forward since we got married on 8/8/2008 and I agree, Mr. President, "more remains to be done..."

JCF said...

Made my first visit to Sacramento Pride today: it was hot! (the temperature was elevated, too ;-p)

Got a whole bag of Pride swag to go through... :-)

JCF said...

Congrats to you and your hubby, Dr Glenn.