Dems attempting to legally force Trump to recognize LGBT pride month


President Trump has not issued a White House proclamation acknowledging June as LGBTQ Pride Month, and Sen.  Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) intends to do something about what he sees as an egregious omission.

Tweeting out on Wednesday, “This year, the White House broke with an 8 year tradition and did not issue a presidential proclamation acknowledging June as Pride Month,” Brown subsequently introduced his own “first-ever Senate Resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month.

He then tagged 23 other senators who have agreed to co-sponsor the legislation.

While Trump may not have issued a personal statement from the White House, his administration certainly has addressed the event. In fact, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a statement on June 7, recognizing “LGBTI Month”. The “I” stands for Intersex. The “Q” has been dropped, and Brown apparently didn’t get the memo.

According to Amnesty International’s website, “Intersex is an umbrella term used to cover a broad group of people who have sex characteristics that fall outside typical, binary ‘norms’ of male or female. These can include primary sex characteristics such as internal and external genitalia, reproductive systems, hormone levels and sex chromosomes, or secondary sex characteristics which become apparent at puberty.” This proves that the administration has not only recognized the group, but they’re on the cutting-edge of describing it.

“The Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom,” stated Tillerson, noting that LGBTI persons continue to face threats of violence and discrimination:

“Violence and discrimination targeting any vulnerable group undermines our collective security as well as American values. When all persons are protected on the basis of equality and with dignity, global stability is strengthened. We will continue to support the human rights of LGBTI persons together with like-minded governments, businesses, and civil society organizations globally.”

He further stated:

“The United States remains committed to human rights and fundamental freedoms for all persons. Dignity and equality for all persons are among our founding constitutional principles, and these principles continue to drive U.S. diplomacy.”

President Bill Clinton was the first to declare June as LGBT Pride month, but George W. Bush’s administration ignored it.

Rainbow colors signified the many Pride parades taking place throughout the nation this month. But some celebrated their hate instead with “Resist Marches” in progressive cities such as Los Angeles and New York.

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