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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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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.