Dear Friends and Neighbors,
June is PRIDE month! I stand with my family, friends, neighbors, and the LGBTQ+ Legislative Caucus.I too am …”Proud of the shared commitment to civil rights that defines our state – mayors and artists, athletes and lawmakers all amplifying the message of tolerance.
In 1989, we became the second state in the country to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. Then, in 2004, we became the first state in the country to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In 2011, we passed historic gender identity anti-discrimination legislation. In 2016 we passed a law prohibiting discrimination in a place of public accommodation. In 2018, we led the nation in supporting transgender protections by popular vote. The following year we signed into law a ban on the harmful practice known as conversion therapy.
But advancing civil rights is not about checking a box and calling it history. The story of LGBTQ+ rights is one of profound progress to counter tremendous hate.”
I am committed to our continued work now and in the future.
Yours in Service,
Reopening Updates – Phase 4: New Normal
Please remember social distancing and wearing a mask is the most effective tool to contain the spread of COVID-19.
In addition to these updates, my office is still accessible so please continue to reach out and we will get back to you.