Being an American means being treated equally under the law, no matter your background. Every struggle—civil rights, voting rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and so many more—took not just emotional courage, but physical courage. Those struggles are not over.
Let’s celebrate recent victories, such as the Supreme Court’s recognition of gay marriage. But at the same time, let’s recognize that now is not the time to back down. Now is the time to stand up and keep fighting for equal treatment and basic fundamental rights for all people. The Biden Foundation will build upon Joe’s fight for equality that began in the civil rights era and spans to his leadership on LGBTQ rights today.