via The Sacramento Bee. “If they really took the time to get to know her, they’d understand why I nominated her for this honor.”When Roma did speak, nearly everyone in the chamber awarded her with a standing ovation. “I was very emotional,” she said. “I came this close to crying, and if this makeup runs, I’m done.”After Republicans criticized Sister Roma’s invitation to participate at the Capitol’s pride ceremonies, she gets a standing ovation and loudest applause on the Assembly floor.
pic.twitter.com/HUTyAwB117“My existence is not an attack on your faith. The problem is some people use their faith as an attack on my existence.” Sister Roma Honored In State Capitol For Pride Month, Despite GOP Lawmakers Throwing A Fit https://t.co/n98gGlkBiiScott Wiener and I were proud to honor @SisterRoma on the floor of the legislature today as our Pride month honoree.
A timely and deserved honor for a cherished, one-of-a-kind community leader. Today we proclaim loudly–no to homophobia, no to bigotry, no to complacency, yes… pic.twitter.com/IFzmRDtZdxKicking off our Capitol Pride celebration with the amazing Sister Roma & other Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.We’re honoring Sister Roma & other badass LGBTQ community leaders from around California.
pic.twitter.com/jfino2hzIbLast month, the Los Angeles Dodgers came under fire for inviting the Sisters to their annual Pride Night on June 16.