For Immediate Release

Organization Profile: 

Vaishalee Raja, Communications Director
PHONE: (916) 284-9187

Equality California Applauds Judge Walker’s Decision to Lift Stay in Prop. 8 Case

Walker lifted the temporary stay in the Prop. 8. case, paving the way
for same-sex couples to begin marrying on August 18 at 5 p.m. In
response, Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors issued the
following statement:

“Today we are
overjoyed, not only for all of the committed couples who are finally
able marry as well as for their family and friends, but also because a
fundamental constitutional freedom has been restored. This case has
definitively proven that extending the freedom to marry to same-sex
couples causes no harm and is in line with our country’s core values of
equality and liberty. Today is a monumental step forward for our entire

“There is no
doubt that this decision was due, in part, to Governor Schwarzenegger
and Attorney General Brown asking the court to lift the stay. To ensure
the State of California maintains its position against this
discriminatory measure throughout the appellate process, Equality
California will intensify its efforts to elect a pro-equality governor
and attorney general.”


This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Won't Exist.

Equality California is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots-based, statewide advocacy organization whose mission is to achieve equality and civil rights for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Californians.

Share This Article

More in: