Monday, November 10, 2008

Moving On With Optimism

Much has been written and discussed in the last few days about the controversial Proposition 8 in California, which reverses marriage equality. Sadly, two other states - Florida and Arizona - passed constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage.

But pro-equality forces aren't giving up.

Take PFLAGers in Naples, Florida. The deeply sad passing of Amendment 2 cast a pall over their annual dinner. But they turned the dinner instead into a celebration of diversity and a place for strategic planning about how to move forward.

With special guests such as Florida’s American Civil Liberties Union executive director Howard Simon, the emphasis was on bringing a wide spectrum of groups together, and focusing on outreach and education.

Be sure to read about PFLAG Naples in The Naples Daily News, and be sure to leave feedback about any activities in your chapter or community about moving forward to bring about marriage equality.

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