Category Archives: Proposition 8

Prop. 8 Ruled Unconstitutional: A Victory for Justice and Our Families

The Equal Justice Society celebrates the ruling today by U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional and violates the United States Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law. According to Judge Walker: “Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and […]
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Video: Eva Paterson, Tobias Wolff Talk on Prop. 8 at Hammer Forum

Eva Paterson and EJS board member Tobias Barrington Wolff appeared at the Hammer Forum on Sept. 10 to discuss the uncertain future of marriage equality in California. While more states move to legalize same-sex marriage, California has instead eliminated this right with the passage of Proposition 8.

Video: Eva Paterson, Tobias Wolff Talk on Prop. 8 at Hammer Forum

Eva Paterson and EJS board member Tobias Barrington Wolff appeared at the Hammer Forum on Sept. 10 to discuss the uncertain future of marriage equality in California. While more states move to legalize same-sex marriage, California has instead eliminated this right with the passage of Proposition 8.

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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By upholding Prop 8, the Court has diminished its legacy as a champion of equality

The California Supreme Court today in a 6-1 vote upheld Prop. 8, the ballot measure discriminating against marriage by same-sex couples. We are relieved the Court protected couples who married before November 5. The presence of thousands of married same-sex couples across California will show those who don’t yet know us that marriage strengthens families […]
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