Today, Congressman José E. Serrano applauded the Puerto Rico legislature on the introduction of several bills extending protections and rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Puerto Ricans.
"Today Puerto Rico's legislature took a positive step towards enacting legislation that would extend protections to our LGBT brothers and sisters," said Congressman Serrano. "Our LGBT friends and family deserve all the rights and protections that anyone else does--and they deserve equal treatment under the law. We cannot tolerate discrimination against them, or any other marginalized group. I applaud the wisdom of the Puerto Rican legislature in deciding that it was time to take action on these issues. I know they will do the right thing by passing these bills to prevent discrimination and bigotry."