Friday, December 20, 2013

Press Release: PFLAG CELEBRATES UTAH MARRIAGE EQUALITY VICTORY!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2013
Liz Owen |
lowen@pflag.org> | (202) 467-8180 ext. 214

PFLAG CELEBRATES UTAH 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 statements regarding today’s ruling by a Federal judge on Utah’s same-sex marriage law as unconstitutional:
Kathy Godwin, PFLAG National
Mt. West Regional Director
“This is a huge win for Utah, as the same-sex marriage ban, voted into law in 2004, has been ruled unconstitutional. I congratulate all of PFLAG’s chapters across the state who have worked so tirelessly to promote understanding about the importance of marriage equality for all of Utah’s citizens!”
- Kathy Godwin, PFLAG National
Mountain West Regional Director,
“I recently celebrated the wedding of my son to his same-sex partner, a wedding that was held in New York where marriage equality is already the law of the land. I am thrilled that PFLAG’s work is paying off, and that other parents in Utah will be given the opportunity to celebrate these joyous unions right here in our beautiful home state!”
- Janice Marcus,
President of PFLAG SLC
“With this ruling, all of our family members will now be equal under the eyes of the law, able to marry the person they love and have committed to. I am thrilled for my son and my daughter--both of whom are gay--and all the families of Utah.”
- Barbara D’Arco,
President of PFLAG Ogden
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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. 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.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Press Statement: PFLAG NATIONAL CELEBRATES NEW MEXICO MARRIAGE EQUALITY VICTORY!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2013
Liz Owen |
lowen@pflag.org> | (202) 467-8180 ext. 214

PFLAG NATIONAL CELEBRATES NEW MEXICO 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 New Mexico:
“Another huge win as New Mexico becomes the 17th state to claim marriage equality as the law of the land. New Mexico, a place truly close to my heart having called it home for six years, is so very rich in its cultural diversity, and today’s ruling by the state Supreme Court is a testament to that diversity being celebrated in all of its forms. We congratulate New Mexico PFLAG members and supporters, and are thrilled that they and all LGBT people and their allies across the state will be able to celebrate marriage equality for all. Today, the Land of Enchantment truly lives up to its name!”
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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. 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.