WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2014) — Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) released the following statement on Tuesday in celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.
“As long-time allies and supporters of the LGBT community, we celebrate equality for all not just in June, but every day,” said Mee Moua, president and executive director of Advancing Justice | AAJC. “We strive to ensure that all people are included in our communities and in national conversations. We will continue to affirm and join our LGBT family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors in our shared march towards justice.”
Strong advocates of equality and justice for all, Advancing Justice | AAJC was instrumental in the repeal of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy; passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT)-inclusive law; supporting the Uniting American Families Act, a bill to extend federal immigration benefits to same-sex spouses; and fighting against California’s Proposition 8 that violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause. Advancing Justice | AAJC will continue to work with lawmakers, advocates and other community members to end all forms of discrimination and to increase equal access to essential services and benefits and support opportunities for all people.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (www.advancingjustice.org) works to promote a fair and equitable society for all by working for civil and human rights and empowering Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other underserved communities. We comprise Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (www.advancingjustice-aajc.org), Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Asian Law Caucus (www.advancingjustice-alc.org), Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago (www.advancingjustice-chicago.org), Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles (www.advancingjustice-la.org).