For Immediate Release:
January 8, 2009
Alice Kessler, (916) 284-9187
Equality California Calls Prop 8 Proponents' New Lawsuit Hypocritical
Sacramento - Proponents of Proposition 8 today filed a lawsuit in federal court asking that a California campaign finance disclosure law passed by the voters be invalidated.
Statement from Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors in response to the lawsuit:
"This lawsuit could not be more hypocritical. During the Proposition 8 campaign, the very same groups who filed this legal challenge sent menacing letters to Equality California's donors, as well as corporations, labor unions, and individuals who stood up to discrimination and supported the No on 8 Campaign. Now they are calling themselves the victims. What's more, these groups are arguing on the one hand that voter initiatives like Prop 8 should never be overturned by courts. On the other, they are asking a federal court to void a campaign reform law that was passed by voter initiative in California. They are asking that donations to Yes on 8 and only Yes on 8, even if illegal, be hidden from the public. This leads us to wonder what they have to hide?"
EQCA works to achieve equality and secure legal protections for LGBT people. To improve the lives of LGBT Californians, EQCA sponsors legislation and coordinates efforts to ensure its passage, lobbies legislators and other policy makers, builds coalitions, develops community strength and empowers individuals and other organizations to engage in the political process. www.eqca.org
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