Norton to March in Capital Pride Parade, Saturday
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will march in the 2019 Capital Pride Parade this Saturday, June 8th. The parade, which travels from Dupont Circle to Logan Circle, is expected to draw over 100,000 spectators.
Norton has marched in the Pride Parade every year since being elected to Congress and has successfully defeated several Republican attempts to undermine the rights of D.C.’s LGBTQ community, including marriage equality and the right of LGBTQ students to have equal access to school facilities and services in the District. Earlier this year, she introduced the District of Columbia Local Juror Non-Discrimination Act of 2019, which would clarify that D.C. residents may not be excluded or disqualified from jury service in the D.C. Superior Court based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Norton has also introduced the District of Columbia Home Rule Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 1408) would eliminate the applicability of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 to the District.
“Each year, we march to celebrate our LGBTQ community here in the District, but also to signal that their fight for full equality is everyone’s fight,” Norton said.
WHAT: Norton to March in the Capital Pride Parade
WHEN: Saturday, June 8th at 4:30 PM
WHERE: 22nd & P Streets NW - 14th & R Streets NW (Dupont Circle & Logan Circle)