CALLS FOR END TO DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT, DISCRIMINATION AND BULLYING
SOMERVILLE, MA – In recognition of national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, which is celebrated each June, U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren today released the following statement reaffirming her commitment to full equality for all Americans and an end to discrimination and bullying:
"As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month here in Massachusetts, we can proudly say that our state has led the nation in protecting and promoting equality, from marriage equality to comprehensive anti-discrimination laws. But there is still much work to be done. No one should be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
"We must remain committed to promoting fairness and equality for all, and work to end the two-tiered system created by the Defense of Marriage Act, pass a fully-inclusive Employee Non-Discrimination Act, and work to create welcoming schools and prevent bullying. If elected to the U.S. Senate, I will be a leader in the fight for full equality for all Americans."
On Saturday, June 9th, Warren will march in the 42nd Annual Boston Pride Parade in celebration of LGBT Pride Month.