Senator Reverend Warnock on Pride Month: “As we reflect on how far we have come, let’s remember how far we have to go to create a world where we *all* feel safe to be our authentic selves. Every human being has inherent dignity, and I’ll always be an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community”
Washington, D.C. — This week, as states around the nation pose anti-gay legislation, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) joined his colleagues in introducing a Senate resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. On the first day of LGBTQ Pride Month, the senators’ resolution highlights the contributions LGBTQ individuals have made to American society, notes several major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBTQ Americans, and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full equality for LGBTQ individuals. The resolution also recognizes how the U.S. Supreme Court’s pending decision to overturn Roe v. Wade could potentially undermine and erode other constitutional rights also grounded in privacy, including the right for same-sex couples to marry or engage in consensual relationships without the risk of criminal prosecution.
“As we reflect on how far we have come, let’s remember how far we have to go to create a world where we *all* feel safe to be our authentic selves. Every human being has inherent dignity, and I’ll always be an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community,” said Senator Warnock.
In 2021, Senator Warnock cosponsored the Equality Act, legislation to ensure civil rights laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Equality Act would unequivocally ban discrimination in a host of areas, including employment, housing, public accommodations, jury service, access to credit, federal funding assistance, and education.
Full text of the resolution is available here.