President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a proclamation recognizing June as LGBT Pride month.

“This month, we recognize all [the LGBT community has] done to bring us to this point, and we recommit to bending the arc of our Nation toward justice.”

Obama noted last year's marriage equality ruling but said that more needs to be done.

“Last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality in all 50 States was a historic victory for LGBT Americans, ensuring dignity for same-sex couples and greater equality across State lines,” Obama said. “For every partnership that was not previously recognized under the law and for every American who was denied their basic civil rights, this monumental ruling instilled newfound hope, affirming the belief that we are all more free when we are treated as equals.”

“Despite the extraordinary progress of the past few years, LGBT Americans still face discrimination simply for being who they are.”

Obama also called on Congress to approve LGBT protections, saying that “no one should live in fear of losing their job simply because of who they are or who they love.”

“There remains much work to do to extend the promise of our country to every American, but because of the acts of courage of the millions who came out and spoke out to demand justice and of those who quietly toiled and pushed for progress, our Nation has made great strides in recognizing what these brave individuals long knew to be true in their hearts – that love is love and that no person should be judged by anything but the content of their character. During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, as Americans wave their flags of pride high and march boldly forward in parades and demonstrations, let us celebrate how far we have come and reaffirm our steadfast belief in the equal dignity of all Americans,” the president added.