For Immediate Release
Jorge Amaro, Equality California
(562) 964-3591; firstname.lastname@example.org
Equality California Issues Statement on Federal Prop. 8 Challenge
SAN FRANCISCO - Today the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) filed a motion asking the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to lift the stay on U.S. District Court Judge Walker’s ruling in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case, which would enable same-sex couples to marry. AFER is also requesting that the California Supreme Court issue a ruling by the court’s summer break regarding whether ProtectMarriage.com has legal standing to appeal Walker’s decision to strike down Prop. 8.
In response, Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors issued the following statement:
“Equality California strongly supports AFER’s position, as every day the courts delay same-sex couples and their families face immense harm and uncertainty. Every day the courts delay, LGBT youth grow up in a state that says they are unequal and prohibits them from realizing their hopes and dreams. The Attorney General, the Governor and the Federal District Court have unequivocally said it is time to end the discrimination. Full equality for LGBT people and our families is long overdue.”
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