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PFLAG Westminster Carroll County Community Event
PFLAG Host Marriage Equality Panel
PFLAG Westminster-Carroll County (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) —will present a panel discussion consisting of same-gender and heterosexual couples. All meetings are free, confidential and open to the public with activities for children. Light refreshments will be served.
What: PFLAG Westminster-Carroll County General Meeting
When: May 20 at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Fellowship Hall, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 17 Bond St. (at Corner of Green St.), Westminster, MD 21157
Media Opportunities: PFLAG members
Contact: June Horner
410-795-2418, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
The program will feature a panel presentation on marriage equality. Several couples—gay and straight—will participate and will discuss why marriage is important to them. A general discussion and Q & A session will follow. Information on the legal rights of married couples will be available as well.
On March 1, Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the Civil Marriage Protection Act, which allows same-gender couples to legally marry in Maryland effective January 2013. The law also protects religious institutions from being forced to officiate ceremonies involving same-gender couples. Opponents of the law are currently gathering signatures to petition the measure to referendum. If that effort is successful, it will be put before the voters in November.
The chapter is also asking PFLAG members to bring a friend to the meeting who had never previously attended.
About PFLAG Westminster-Carroll County:
PFLAG promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons, their families and friends through:
- to cope with an adverse society
- to enlighten an ill-informed public
- to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights
PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
The mission of PFLAG-Westminster-Carroll County is to support parents of gay children. We also welcome all people-gay, straight, bisexual or transgendered, as well as their families and friends. Together, we support each other, educate the broader community and advocate for equality. Visit our website at www.pflagwcc.org, call 410-861-0488 or e-mail email@example.com.
About National PFLAG:
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is the nation's foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons. Founded in 1973 by mothers and fathers, PFLAG has 200,000 members and supporters in more than 500 chapters throughout the United States. To learn more, please visit www.pflag.org