Vice President Kamala Harris made a surprise appearance at the Capital Pride Walk and Rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Slate reported. As the first sitting vice president to march in a Pride event, she also made history.
Wearing a “LOVE IS LOVE” shirt, Harris walked about a block with other parade attendees and wished them a “Happy Pride.” Second gentleman Doug Emhoff, who marched alongside her, wore a shirt that read “Love first” in rainbow colors.
Harris also spoke briefly on LGBTQ rights, emphasizing the Biden administration’s support of them. She called for the passage of the Equality Act as well as further employment and housing protections for transgender people, according to NBC4 Washington.
The Equality Act “prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity” in a number of areas including public facilities and education, according to a bill summary. It was passed in the House in February and currently awaits consideration in the Senate.
“There is so much more work to do,” Harris said, “and I know we are committed.”
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