Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined a group of her Senate colleagues in introducing the first-ever Senate Resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The resolution notes major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBTQ Americans and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full equality for LGBTQ individuals. Today, June 28, marks the 48th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
“Diversity is what makes us strong and what defines us as a nation,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Historically, many communities have struggled in the U.S. to gain the equal rights and protections that are guaranteed to them in the Constitution—the LGBTQ community being one of them. I am proud to cosponsor this resolution on the 48th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and I am committed to fighting for equality for all marginalized communities in the U.S. Senate.”
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) sponsored the resolution and was joined by U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-Conn.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
Full text of the resolution is available here.