Equality California
EQCA Statement on San Diego County Clerk's Proposition 8 Filing
July 19, 2013

CONTACT: Jesse Melgar
PHONE: 323.848.9801 EMAIL: jesse@eqca.org

EQCA Statement on San Diego County Clerk's Proposition 8 Filing

(Los Angeles) Today the San Diego County Clerk asked the California Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages in the Golden State. The following is a statement by Equality California Executive Director John O'Connor on the request:

"This is an outrageous and desperate attempt that is without merit. Our Attorney General Kamala Harris' swift response asserting that all 58 counties are required to perform same-sex marriages without exception, further illustrates the importance of electing pro-equality leaders to office. We thank our Attorney General for her continued leadership!"

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