Proposition 8 ruled unconstitutional!
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just ruled that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional! We knew all along that Prop. 8 was wrong. Now we have confirmation from the courts. This is a huge victory in the battle for marriage equality, but this fight is far from over.
The federal government still refuses to recognize our families. The so-called Defense of Marriage Act remains the law of the land, and thousands of loving families are denied the protections, rights, and responsibilities that other married couples take for granted
The Obama administration has refused to defend DOMA. It’s time for Congress to repeal it.
Let’s use this historic ruling as a catalyst in our fight for equality, and demand that the federal government recognize our relationships.
Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey in response to today’s historic ruling:
The court’s ruling affirms what millions of people all across the country already know — loving, committed same-sex couples and their families should be able to share in the celebration and responsibilities of marriage. People from every background and every circumstance get this; they understand because being able to marry the one you love and care for your family are shared values that strike at the very core of who we are as a people. Denying loving couples and their families something so fundamental is to deny our common humanity. Congratulations to the plaintiffs and their families. This is a great day for them, for all Californians, and for all Americans.