Thursday, July 18, 2013

PFLAG National Statement on House Decision to Drop Defense of DOMA

PFLAG National Executive Director Jody Huckaby had the following to say, regarding the news that House Leaders would no longer seek to defend DOMA or similar statutes in court:
"PFLAG National applauds the decision by House leaders to drop their defense of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, and similar statutes. Equality doesn’t require a particular political affiliation, and making a legal commitment to the person we love isn’t a partisan issue. Love, family, commitment - these are human values, rooted simply in the desire to make a deep, lasting, committed connection to another human being.  Coupled with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in U.S. v.Windsor, this is a huge step toward equality for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) loved ones and their families."