May 092013
Ricky Martin with children

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin urged the Government of Puerto Rico to approve legislation that protects members of the LGBT community (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, according to People in Spanish.)

"Equal rights for all citizens of Puerto Rico, that is what we are asking for and that's what we hope to achieve as we work towards creating the country of justice and peace that we all want", said Martin through a press release published on his website, calling for the passage of the measures presented in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

"Puerto Rico must join all countries of the world that are at the forefront on issues of human rights and equality," he said.

In the statement, he requests that Governor Alejandro García Padilla and legislators "do the right thing and support Senate Bill 238 and House Bills 488 and 437, which seek to promote equality and prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Senate Bill 238 expressly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in any public or private governance. In addition, it would combat discrimination in the workplace for the same reasons.

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