Democratic United States senators have come together to record an It Gets Better message for LGBT youth and all kids made vulnerable by bullying and harassment.
The video features Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).
Several of those senators have backed calls to repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. In the video senators reiterate that support, saying that in order to fulfill the promise of America equality must prevail.
Senators end by vowing “We’re making it better,” and pleading, “Don’t give up, it’s going to get better… let’s fight for it.”
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