The Hill reports:
Former President Obama took to Twitter on late Monday to wish the country a “Happy Pride month” after the Supreme Court ruled that gay and transgender people are protected against employment discrimination under exiting civil rights laws.
The tweet also featured a photo captured by former White House photographer Pete Souza in 2015 showing rainbow colors cast over the White House after the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage.
President Trump, whose administration argued the protections did not extend to gay and transgender workers, also remarked on the ruling Monday. “I’ve read the decision, and some people were surprised. But they’ve ruled and we live with their decision,” he said.
Today reminds us that progress might be slow. It might take decades. But no matter what things might look like today, it’s always possible. Happy Pride month, everybody. pic.twitter.com/ey7p2TgEEf
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 16, 2020