In the latest twist in the saga to overturn Prop 8 – the ban on marriage for same-sex couples in California – the state Supreme Court has announced it will review a legal question that could delay the case for another year! Our allies at the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) continue to fight Prop 8 in court but they need our help.
While Prop 8 remains on the books, thousands of families are denied their basic equality guaranteed by the constitution.
HRC sent a letter to the California Supreme Court asking them to speed up their process. Please stand up for LGBT families and add your name to these letters by filling out the form on the left.
- Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
- California Supreme Court
Proposition 8 has robbed same-sex couples of a fundamental right and the dignity deserved by all American families. While you must, of course, give this case due consideration, every day that Proposition 8 stands and couples are denied the freedom to marry, they remain second-class citizens under the law.
As Judge Walker wrote in refusing to stay his decision opening the doors to equal marriage, "the trial record left no doubt that Proposition 8 inflicts harm on plaintiffs and other gays and lesbians in California. Any stay would serve only to delay plaintiffs' access to the remedy to which they have shown they are entitled."
Please remember the urgency of this situation as you consider the issues in this case.
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