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TWO Dismayed By California Supreme Court Ruling To Uphold Proposition 8
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TWO Dismayed By California Supreme Court Ruling To Uphold Proposition 8
Wayne Besen
Web: www.TruthWinsOut.org

Court Favors Mob Rule By Allowing Majority to Dictate Basic Rights

NEW YORK - Truth Wins Out expressed deep dismay over the California Supreme Court's split 6-1 ruling today that upheld Proposition 8, a ballot measure which abolished the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The court did, however, allow the 18,000 marriages that took place in California, while marriage equality existed, to stand.

"This was a shameful day that will live in infamy," said Wayne Besen, Executive Director of Truth Wins Out. "It was a heartbreaking loss that established the tyranny of the majority as the law of the land in California."

Today's ruling defies a string of marriage equality victories and a trend of societal acceptance. In the past few months, Vermont, Maine and Iowa granted same-sex couples equal marriage rights. New Hampshire's legislature also passed a bill supporting marriage equality. According to the Human Rights Campaign, twelve states plus Washington, D.C. have laws providing at least some form of state-level relationship recognition for same-sex couples.

"Our movement is resilient and stands ready to fight on until full equality is achieved," said Besen. "This ruling is merely a speed bump that will not deter us from ultimate victory. We must turn disappointment into determination and pain into progress."

Truth Wins Out is a non-profit organization that fights anti-gay misinformation campaigns and the ex-gay industry.
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