Thursday, June 29, 2023
Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced this week that they have joined with colleagues in introducing a Senate resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month.
A joint release said the senator’s resolution highlights the contributions LGBTQ Americans have made to our country, notes several major milestones in the fight for equal treatment for LGBTQ Americans, and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full equality. The resolution also recognizes the progress that has been made with the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act and the legal recognition of workplace protections for transgender people while acknowledging the continued attacks on the rights of LGBTQ people taking place at legal institutions in the country.
Earlier this month, Merkley led Senate Democrats in reintroducing the Equality Act, legislation to ensure civil rights laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Along with Wyden and Merkley, this resolution is co-sponsored by the majority of Senate Democrats.