Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Press Release: PFLAG NATIONAL CELEBRATES MARRIAGE RULING IN OKLAHOMA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2014
Liz Owen |
lowen@pflag.org> | (202) 467-8180 ext. 214

PFLAG NATIONAL CELEBRATES MARRIAGE RULING IN OKLAHOMA
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 ruling by a judge on Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage law as unconstitutional:
“This is a huge win for Oklahoma, and I congratulate PFLAGers across the state—including PFLAG National regional director Kay Holladay and former PFLAG National president Nancy McDonald—who have worked so tirelessly on this issue. Judge Kern’s ruling is doubly sweet, as the couples in the case were beautifully represented by longtime PFLAG dad Don Holladay, husband of Kay, who we know is celebrating this personal and professional victory, even as he prepares for the inevitable appeal of the ruling. PFLAGers across the state—and across the nation—stand in solidarity with Don, his co-counsel, and the many loving same-sex couples in Oklahoma who simply wish to make legal their commitment to each other.”
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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.

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