Human and Civil Rights

Human and Civil Rights Related
Once again, Republicans have chosen to use their House Majority to discriminate against LGBT Americans.  This time, their victims also include children in need of safe and loving homes. 
President Trump promised to nominate Supreme Court justices who would undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and overturn Roe v. Wade. 
A century and a half ago, after the great struggle to end the evil of slavery, Congress and the states ratified the Fourteenth Amendment, enshrining into our Constitution the principle that all Americans are entitled to equal protection under our laws.
Thank you, Jan, thank you Jan Schakowsky, a warrior for working people in our country, who stands up all the time, not just some times, not just in the sunshine, but all the time, even in the dark days on behalf of working men and women in this country, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.
It is deeply disappointing that the Supreme Court’s decision today will give unlicensed facilities a green light to mislead women about the health care services they provide. 
Five years ago today, the Supreme Court did more than strike down a law – it struck a note of equality and inclusion that continues to resonate throughout our country. 
Five years ago, the Supreme Court struck down critical voter protections, leaving Congress with a responsibility to update the Voting Rights Act. 
On the nineteenth of June, 1865, the last enslaved people in America learned of their freedom.  It was – and has since been – a day of celebration and reflection.
All across America tonight, Muslim families and communities will gather to celebrate Eid al-Fitr and mark the conclusion of Ramadan. 
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dorothy Cotton.
Fifty-five years ago today, President Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act, which put into statute for the first time that men and women are to be paid equally for the same work.
As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month, let us pay tribute to the courageous individuals and organizations whose actions and sacrifices have paved the long and difficult road to equality.  That road, though now stretching far into the distance, remains incomplete.