Obama issues Pride Month proclamation

The White House is illuminated in celebration after the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

The White House is illuminated in celebration after the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Evan Vucci, AP

The White House has released President Obama’s official proclamation marking this year’s pride month. This year the president skips the chest beating and goes straight to the heart of the matter: we still have a lot of work to do.

The administration highlights so-called ex-gay therapy, LGBT elders, and health disparities in the brief statement, saying “LGBT rights are human rights.”

“I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people,” the proclamation reads.

Read the full text of the proclamation after the break.

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