Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Press Release: PFLAG NATIONAL CELEBRATES HAWAII MARRIAGE EQUALITY VICTORY!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2013
Liz Owen |
lowen@pflag.org> | (202) 467-8180 ext. 214

PFLAG NATIONAL CELEBRATES HAWAII MARRIAGE EQUALITY VICTORY!
WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization for parents, families, friends and straight allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)—has issued the following statement from Executive Director Jody M. Huckaby regarding today’s vote in favor of marriage equality in Hawaii:
 
“We applaud the Hawaii legislature for voting with The Aloha Spirit in favor of marriage equality; clearly, the
hard work of the past months resonated with legislators and helped to change hearts and minds on this important issue. PFLAG families will celebrate with their LGBT loved ones, who can now legally marry the people they love in their hometowns. We are thrilled to celebrate this victory with our friends at Hawaii United for Marriage and Equality Hawaii.”

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Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the original family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy. Now in its 41st year, PFLAG has more than 350 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities and rural areas in all 50 states. To learn more, visit www.pflag.org.

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