Honolulu Hale to be illuminated in the colors of the rainbow for Pride Month
Honolulu Hale to be illuminated in the colors of the rainbow in celebration of the landmark Supreme Court ruling for LGBT workers and for Pride Month
Mayor Kirk Caldwell has requested that Honolulu Hale be illuminated in the colors of the rainbow in celebration of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling protecting LGBTQ workers from job discrimination and also in recognition of June being Pride Month. The Supreme Court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, known as Title VII, that bars job discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered workers. “This historic civil rights victory affirms what we’ve known all along, that everyone must be protected from workplace discrimination, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation,” said Mayor Caldwell. “This is major step forward for our nation and proof that our country is capable of remarkable change. In the workplace and beyond, let’s continue to treat one another with Aloha, no matter who they are or who they love.”
Mayor Caldwell has also requested that Honolulu Hale be illuminated in the colors of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet, for Pride Month. Pride Month in Hawai‘i, and the rest of the country, occurs in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which happened at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBTQ people have had around the world.
Source: From the Office of the Mayor - City and County of Honolulu