Category Archives: marriage equality

EJS Signs on to Amicus Briefs in Marriage Equality Cases

The Equal Justice Society signed on to amicus briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court last week in two marriage equality cases. In Hollingsworth v. Perry, EJS signed on to an amicus brief filed by Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in support of the Ninth Circuit’s decision holding that California’s Proposition 8, which bans same-sex […]
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Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Unconstitutional

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the August 2010 decision of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco striking down Proposition 8, the 2008 measure that stripped same-sex couples of the right to marry in California. The Court affirmed the ruling of former Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker that Prop 8 […]
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EJS Joins Other Organizations in Court Brief Supporting Judge Walker’s Decision on Prop. 8

The Equal Justice Society and more than forty public interest organizations represented pro bono by the law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP today filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals arguing on behalf of gay and lesbian plaintiffs in Perry v. Schwarzenegger. In August, Judge Vaughn Walker, of the U.S. […]
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LGBT Legal Groups Decry Obama Administration’s Defense of DOMA

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (EJS board member Kate Kendell is NLCR’s executive director), Lambda Legal, the ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, GLAD and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force issued a statement today objecting to the Obama administration’s recent filing in support of the a law that discriminates against LGBT. (San Francisco, CA, […]
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Bittersweet Week: Judge Sotomayor, Prop 8 Upheld, Ron Takaki Passes; Launching ConfirmSotomayor.org

We experienced last week several gut-wrenching and rejoiceful moments. On Tuesday, May 26, President Barack Obama announced his historic nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. On the same morning, the California Supreme Court ruled against marriage equality by upholding Prop. 8. The following day brought news that a preeminent scholar on our […]
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