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PFLAG advocates for LGBTQ 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: that PFLAG's values are America's values, love is love, family is family, and 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," or SOCE (sexual orientation change efforts).

Following is a list of the briefs we have participated in:

PFLAGers know that one voice can change the world, and often have the honor of witnessing that change one heart, one mind at a time. The power of these many voices woven together tell a compelling and beautiful story of love, family, affirmation, and equality for all that is not only changing lives; they are changing laws all over this country.

Want to get involved? You can help advocate for fairness and move equality forward. Take Action!

Issues

Relationship Recognition

Family Creation and Acceptance (Foster Care/Adoption)

Workplace Fairness

Safe Schools

Military

Hate Crimes Prevention

Health

Advocacy Center

Take Action

Bringing the Message Home 2013

501c3 Dos and Don'ts for Chapter and Member Advocacy

Share Your Story

Find a PFLAG Chapter Near You

Anti-Equality Organizations

“Reparative Therapy”