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. … Continue reading EJS Joins Other Organizations in Court Brief Supporting Judge Walker’s Decision on Prop. 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 … Continue reading Prop. 8 Ruled Unconstitutional: A Victory for Justice and Our Families

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 … Continue reading Bittersweet Week: Judge Sotomayor, Prop 8 Upheld, Ron Takaki Passes; Launching ConfirmSotomayor.org

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

National Center for Lesbian Rights Hails Iowa Marriage Victory

"Today, in a unanimous decision, the Iowa Supreme Court held that the Iowa statute barring same-sex couples from marriage violated the equal protection guarantee of the Iowa Constitution. Lambda Legal represents the plaintiffs in the case," said NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter. "The National Center for Lesbian Rights filed an amicus brief in support of … Continue reading National Center for Lesbian Rights Hails Iowa Marriage Victory