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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

HRC President Cheryl Jacques Addresses Democratic National Convention

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Rights Campaign President Cheryl
Jacques today addressed the Democratic National Convention, focusing on equal
rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Americans. HRC was
honored to be the only GLBT organization addressing the convention.

A copy of her speech follows:

I'm Cheryl Jacques, and on behalf of my partner Jennifer, and our
beautiful twin boys Timmy and Tommy, I'd like to say how proud I am to be back
in my home state of Massachusetts -- where I had the privilege of serving in
the State Senate for more than a decade.
America has often been called a great experiment.
What began with a revolution against tyranny right here in Massachusetts
has transformed into an evolution of progress.
Progress is not a ceiling to reach. It is an infinite frontier.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans share the dream -- the
dream of a better, stronger and more united America.
We protect our country. We die for our country.
That's why we seek the right to serve openly and honestly in our armed
forces -- to defend our freedoms and the rights of all American families.


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