PFLAG Chestertown Chapter was created as part of a grassroots effort to establish a voting base for the passage of the Marriage Equality Bill in 2011. We have found many new ways to be involved in important legislative efforts since that bill became law in 2012.
PFLAG advocates for LGBT equality through civil rights legislation and legal protections. You can learn more about the issues facing our families by clicking on the topics below. These pages will give you some background information on these issues, why and how they impact our families, and what PFLAG is doing to address these policy issues.
PFLAG National has filed numerous briefs amici on behalf of all PFLAG members, sharing family voices to amplify our message: love is love, family is family, marriage is marriage. Through our legal arguments and these firsthand accounts by parents, grandparents, siblings, and couples and their children, we demonstrate that current marriage laws discriminate against people who are gay or lesbian by relegating their relationships to inferior status and repudiating the legal argument that same-sex couples joining in marriage pose risks for the institution of marriage and threaten children. Additionally, we have filed briefs amici on the dangerous practice of so-called “reparative therapy.”