WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families, allies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people—today issued the following statement from PFLAG National board president Jean Hodges regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the Muslim ban.
“It is shameful that the abhorrent shadow of discrimination has been cast on what should be a day of celebration of winning the freedom to marry three years ago on this date. Our Muslim loved ones are a rich and vital part of the fabric of our country: They are our family, our neighbors, our friends, our coworkers and co-congregants. PFLAGers everywhere are in solidarity with the Muslim community, who are so distressingly impacted by this ban. To them we say: We see you, we hear you, we are with you, and we will continue to fight for you and your families.”
Now celebrating its 45th anniversary, PFLAG is the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families, allies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy, and has nearly 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. To learn more, visit pflag.org, like us on Facebook (/pflag), or follow us on Twitter (@pflag) or Instagram.