As we continue our mission to move equality forward, we are reminded of the tremendous, and tremendously important, work that lies ahead in our efforts to realize the American ideal of "liberty and justice for all," regardless of who we love or how we identify.
This July 4th, PFLAG salutes those serving our country and protecting our liberties at home and abroad, including the estimated 65,000 LGBT troops serving under the un-American law known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." And we recommit ourselves to working for equality for every member of our family, every day.
Thomas Jefferson once reminded our country that "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." All of us at PFLAG are grateful to have all of you as part of our growing chorus of allies who believe that equality is non-negotiable and liberty and justice really are for all.
Happy Independence Day.