Wednesday, 01 June 2016 23:18

President Obama Celebrates Pride Month

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Today is June 1, and so today is the first day of Pride month! On that occasion, President Barack Obama made a pro-equality speech, praising the decision of the Supreme court in June 2015 to legalize marriage for same-sex couples across the United States.

Remember that June is the month of Pride because in June 1969 the first Stonewall riots took place, riots that led to the first Gay Pride event which later developed, and also continues to grow, in the rest of the world.

Obama has said: "Last year's landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality in all 50 States was a historic victory for LGBT Americans, ensuring dignity for same-sex couples and greater equality across State lines. For every partnership that was not previously recognized under the law and for every American who was denied their basic civil rights, this monumental ruling instilled newfound hope, affirming the belief that we are all more free when we are treated as equals."

The president is also back on his battle for LGBT rights in other countries:

"… our commitment to combatting discrimination against the LGBT community does not stop at our borders: Advancing the fair treatment of all people has long been a cornerstone of American diplomacy, and we have made defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT individuals a priority in our engagement across the globe."

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