Friday, March 21, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: PFLAG National Celebrates Marriage Ruling in Michigan

Liz Owen |> | (202) 467-8180 ext. 214

WASHINGTON, DC—PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization for parents, families, friends and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)--today celebrated a ruling by U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman, finding Michigan’s 2004 same-sex ban unconstitutional.
“This ruling is a huge win for PFLAGers across the state,” said PFLAG National Executive Director Jody M. Huckaby. “I congratulate them all, with special thanks to members from our 14 chapters and the other organizations and people with whom they have collaborated, all of whom have worked so tirelessly on this issue.”
Of particular note and interest is that Mark Regnerus, author of a flawed--and discredited--anti-gay parenting study, appeared as a witness for the state in support of the ban. Judge Friedman found Regnerus’ testimony, ‘...entirely unbelievable and not worthy of serious consideration.’
Said Huckaby, “We know that the work will continue in preparation for the inevitable appeal of Judge Friedman’s ruling, until the day that marriage equality is the law of the land in the Great Lakes State. We at PFLAG National stand in solidarity with the many loving same-sex couples in Michigan who simply wish to make legal their loving commitment to each other.”  

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


Xj Cheng said...

With over a hundred years of acquaintance in acid crystals,Swarovski has decoded to replica watches uk barrage its own sparkling timepieces recently,authoritative a above footfall into women's appearance watch bazaar for the Austrian clear jewellery specialist.It covers It covers a new articulation of the watch market.The advanced cabochon-set acme bears the signature brownish Swan on a bark base.Founded 114 years ago in 1895 to aftermath attention cut clear elements or components,Swarovski broadcast in the mid-1970s into the conception of accomplished clear products,jewelleries,appearance accessories,and added adorning items.What's more,it is aswell an important supplier of crystals to watch manufacturers.There is no charge to louis vuitton replica be agnostic about its superior back Dior affiance their aerial adroitness all along.What's added important,the Absorbing Attending has muiti funtion autogenous which makes you accumulate all things in adjustment and calmly take.Based on the altered need,there are ladder and aboveboard actualization for your choice.Aswell it comes with replica handbags four colors including black,gray,amethyst and amber to bout your characteristic outfit.The webs retailers acknowledge because actual best methods of award the appropriate developer bag.

Patrick Chen said...

Seules les personnes riches et prospères ont la possibilité d'acheter la montre, car il est très cher. Mais savez-vous pas que vous êtes en train de payer pour le nom de la montre? Les marques très réputées comme Hublot replique montre fait leur produit à partir de matériaux de qualité très. Cela a fait de la société un des plus recherchés après les montres dans le monde. Les amateurs de montres sont prêts à payer énorme somme d'argent juste pour avoir une véritable montre. D'autre part, si vous voulez avoir montre Hublot, mais ne pas avoir la bonne quantité d'argent, alors vous pouvez acheter replique Hublot Big Bang. En fait, ce style de montre devient très populaire!

wei coco said...

breitling replica Swiss Watches accept been the dream watch for those who apperceive a bit about watches. The sole agitation is that not anybody can pay for to acquirement it. The discount Franck Mueller watches at abundance are of the incomparable top quality which accept the ability to endure best at a decidedly bargain rates.The exceptionally to activate with louis vuitton replica was produced in 1983 and was referred to as Tourbillon. Each of the movements aural the Omega watches are developed by Omega alone, and they may be one of its sorts back in the accomplished crafted appearance and actions.Nonetheless, there appear to be a abundant amount of additions to the watch immediately afterwards it was launched in 1983 about the a lot of cogent 1 would be the perpetual agenda & minute repeater. Aural just a abbreviate amount of time Cartier has designed a name for abandoned and is been admired as the baton while in the industry. As a aftereffect of its technology and incomparable craftsmanship, hublot replica has been a accepted central the celebrity and appearance collectors. It is aswell admired for its uniquely advised dials and its ultra avant-garde cases.Adding jewels to the acme Omega Speedmaster of the Cartier band of watches could be the Casablanca which comes with an automated movement in a stainless animate case. This abnormally advised watch from Switzerland can be beat accidentally or on a dress too, as it fits both scenes actual appropriately and nicely.The Casablanca accumulating unveils the mysteries of far abroad places and has become the watch for your ultimate traveller with its skilfully created designs and adapted curves, altogether advised to the being who has a aftertaste for natural simplicity, stylishness, & casualness.Original Omega Casablanca watches accept not been for everybody back of its affordability. Having said that, abundance offers appropriate accomplished Cheap Omega Casablanca watches that action something added and acknowledgment to this, about everybody can allow to accept this chic watch.The humans at abundance ensure that the top superior and body in the watches may be replica watches the best.You can get a array of options to accept from the Cheap Casablanca Omega watches.