For Immediate Release
Vaishalee Raja, Communications Director
PHONE: (916) 284-9187
Equality California Issues Statement on Prop. 8 Federal Trial
Historic trial resumes today with closing arguments
SAN FRANCISCO - Closing
arguments are scheduled today in the federal court challenge of
Proposition 8. Today also marks the two-year anniversary of the first
day that same-sex couples were allowed to marry legally, following the
California Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the marriage ban.
response, Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, which
filed an amicus brief supporting the Proposition 8 federal challenge,
issued the following statement:
proceedings in this landmark case are especially poignant as today
marks the two-year anniversary for the first same-sex couples who
legally married before this fundamental freedom was heartbreakingly
stripped away by a slim majority of voters.
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