EQCA Statement on CA Supreme Court's Refusal to Reinstate Ban on Same-sex Marriage
(Los Angeles) Today the California Supreme Court refused a request by backers of Proposition 8 to reinstate the ban on same-sex marriages. The following is a statement by Equality California Executive Director John O'Connor on the topic:
"Yet again, detractors have failed in their attempt to halt marriage for loving same-sex couples in California. Committed gay and lesbian couples will continue to affirm their love for one another through marriage should they choose to."
Equality California (EQCA) is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization in California. Over the past decade, Equality California has strategically moved California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to a state with some of the most comprehensive protections in the nation. Equality California has partnered with legislators to successfully sponsor more than 90 pieces of pro-equality legislation. EQCA continues to advance equality through legislative advocacy, electoral work, public education and community empowerment. www.EQCA.org