FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2016
Contact: Liz Owen, Director of Communications, PFLAG National | email@example.com | (323) 404-3185
PFLAG National Statement on House Passage of NDAA
“Another failure for fairness…”
WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National Executive Director Jody M. Huckaby issued the following statement in response to today’s passage by the House of the National Defense Authorization Act:
“PFLAGers everywhere support the freedom of religion, but not when it is used as a weapon against our LGBTQ loved ones. Today’s failure by the House to pass an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), introduced by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), is yet another failure for fairness, with the House ignoring the voices of the 70% of Americans who support protection of LGBTQ people against discrimination. The NDAA fails our basic test: Will people who are LGBTQ be treated differently than other protected classes of people? The answer is yes. So, we say no to the NDAA as passed in the House today.”
– Jody M. Huckaby, Executive Director
Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the original family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has more than 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. To learn more, visit pflag.org, follow us on Twitter (@pflag) or like us on Facebook (/pflag).