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Engel Statement Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month

Engel Statement Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month

Bronx, NY – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the follow statement marking the 51st Pride Month:

“Over the past half century, we have marked June as Pride Month in honor of the Stonewall Inn Riots, which brought the push for LGBTQ rights to the fore. Throughout my Congressional career I have consistently supported the LGBTQ community, from my vote against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996 to the Equality Act, and every day in between. Additionally, my resolution calling for a National Day of Silence has more support this year than ever over the past two decades.

“It is clear that the House Democratic majority supports the LGBTQ community, yet the GOP Senate and President Trump have pushed policies to rollback key social and healthcare protections for LGBTQ Americans. It is wrong to subject the LGBTQ or any community to bigotry, violence and discrimination. I have and will continue to oppose any and all efforts by this Administration to turn back the clock on LGBTQ rights and equality for all.”