Earlier this month, we learned that California's Supreme Court was going to make a decision on "whether to weigh in on the federal Proposition 8 appeal."
It looked like support for a Prop 8 repeal in California was a strong possibility, but now there have been more delays! Boo!
Yesterday, California's Supreme Court announced that it would listen to arguments regarding "whether marriage-equality opponents have standing to defend Proposition 8 in court when state officials refused to do so," a move that will delay resolution of the case.
Here's what American Foundation for Equal Rights board president Chad Griffin had to say about the new Prop 8 delay:
"More than six months ago, the federal district court declared unequivocally that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional and that it causes grave harm to gay and lesbian couples and their families each day that it is in effect. We look forward to assisting the California Supreme Court to reach an answer to the question before them as soon as possible so that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals can affirm the district court's ruling and end the state-sanctioned discrimination of Prop. 8. We are hopeful that the California Supreme Court will also consider further expediting this matter so that it could be argued before the summer."
"The American Foundation for Equal Rights is committed to achieving the freedom to marry for all Americans. We look forward to taking this case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which 14 times before has declared that marriage is a fundamental right for every American."
Well said, Chad! Let's get this process moving ASAP!
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL.
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