At the end of last month, PFLAG submitted an amicus (friend of the court) brief to the Supreme Court in support of the respondents in Hollingsworth v. Perry, California’s Proposition 8 case. Now, in just two short weeks, the justices will consider both that case and the repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), both of which are fundamentally about whether our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) loved ones can enjoy the same freedoms and opportunities as everyone else.*
Want to make your voice heard on this issue? Join with PFLAG National and many local PFLAG chapters, along with over 130 other organizations, in the United for Marriage Rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on March 26 and 27.
For more details, visit United for Marriage Rally: Light the Way to Justice
If you can’t make it to D.C., you can find or create a local action in your community, and use this toolkit to help you get started.
*paragraph in italics courtesy of PFLAG National’s email alert
Today, February 28, 2013, PFLAG National filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in the Perry v. Hollingsworth case. This case challenges the constitutionality of California’s “Proposition 8” legislation which eliminated the right for same-sex couples to marry. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case on March 26 and 27.
From PFLAG National’s press release issued today:
“This brief shares the stories of PFLAG families and the very real impact that their lack of equal protection under the law has not just on the same –sex couple in a committed and loving relationship, but on the entire family,” said PFLAG National Executive Director Jody M. Huckaby. “Their stories share real–life firsthand accounts of how seeing gay and lesbian family members in committed relationships and marriages has reaffirmed—not harmed—their views on the importance of the institution of marriage”
You may read the amicus brief in full at this link.