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posted Friday, January 1, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 01

Kors: Obama needs to join fed. Prop 8 case now
Equality California's Geoff Kors Issues Statement on Prop. 8 Trial

Equality California filed an amicus brief supporting the federal challenge of Proposition 8

SAN FRANCISCO - Equality California (EQCA) Executive Director Geoff Kors issued the following statement as the trial on the federal lawsuit challenging Proposition 8 is set to begin.

"Today we are reminded of the devastation Prop 8 has inflicted upon same-sex couples and their families. Anti-gay extremists targeted a minority group, stripped away a precious freedom and relegated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to second-class status with a divisive agenda built on fear-mongering and a blatant disregard for the truth."

"But we are also hopeful that the court will fulfill its moral mission to shield minorities from tyranny and to uphold the indispensable protections enshrined in the U.S. Constitution designed to safeguard all persons equally."

"The time has come for elected leaders to empower all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Once again, we call on the Obama administration to join Equality California and others in urging the federal courts to strike down this grossly unjust law. In doing so, we will bring our nation one step closer to realizing its promise of equality for all. Our country's bedrock principles of democracy and freedom are at stake."

To sign Equality California's petition urging the Obama administration to join the federal challenge opposing Prop 8., click here: http://www.eqca.org/Obama

Equality California (EQCA) is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender-rights advocacy organization in California. Over the past decade, Equality California has strategically moved California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for LGBT individuals to a state with some of the most comprehensive civil rights protections in the nation. Equality California has passed over 60 pieces of legislation and continues to advance equality through legislative advocacy, electoral work, public education and community empowerment. www.eqca.org


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