Washington, D.C.–Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor highlighting recent federal actions to protect LGBTQ+ communities. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:
This morning, as the nation celebrates Pride Month, the Biden Administration announced a series of new federal actions to protect our LGBTQ+ communities from threats to their rights and their safety.
As over a dozen states escalate their attacks against LGBTQ+ communities, the Administration is responding: today’s announcement includes new community safety partnerships, initiatives to support LGBTQ+ children and their mental health, and a dedicated response to the truly Orwellian trend of banning books across the country.
So, I commend the Biden Administration for taking these actions to protect the communities and affirming that all Americans deserve equal protection under the law and in this country.