ROSEN STATEMENT ON PRIDE MONTH
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released a statement commemorating LGBTQ Pride Month, which occurs in June:
“As we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, we honor the leaders and activists who have dedicated their lives to ensuring that all people are treated equal, regardless of who you love. Despite the progress we’ve made, this Administration has engaged in shameless efforts to undermine the LGBTQ community’s rights and dignity. I will continue to stand with our LGBTQ neighbors, support legislation that advances full LGBTQ equality, and pursue all avenues to create more loving and tolerant communities for all Nevadans.”
BACKGROUND: In November 2017, Rosen joined 200 other members of Congress in signing onto an amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting a gay couple denied service by a bakery because of their status as same-sex partners. The brief was filed in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
Rosen, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined her colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr. strongly condemning any transgender ban in the military.
Rosen also helped introduce the Equality Act of 2017 along with more than 190 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Equality Act ensures that the same protections already extended to other protected classes are equally available to LGBTQ Americans. It amends existing federal civil rights laws to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment, housing, credit, Federal jury service, public accommodations, and the use of Federal funds.