Posts Tagged ‘#Prop8’

U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Marriage Equality

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

SCOTUS rules on DOMA Prop 8

This morning we have reason to celebrate.

Two life-changing, landmark decisions were issued by the United States Supreme Court.

  • The Defense of Marriage Act, also called DOMA, was stuck down.
  • Proposition 8, or Prop 8, which would have banned same-sex marriage in California, was dismissed. Same-sex marriage in California is now legal.

President Obama said: “The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts.”

“So glad we’re still moving in the right direction, towards tolerance!” wrote a commentator on the Washington Post article posting.

In recognizing same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court has recognized gay rights as a civil rights issue. At last.

Congratulations to the Prop8 plaintiffs, to the lawyers and organizations who worked so hard and persevered on these cases and to the millions of supporters who have fueled this movement.



Supreme Court Takes on Gay Marriage

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The United States Supreme Court today begins to hear arguments about the first of two cases about gay marriage. There are swarms of people who came out to try to get the coveted seats inside the Supreme Court. This may be one of the most important cases the Court has heard in quite some time, certainly when it comes to so-called “social issues.”

We are following the NYT blog “The Lede” and SCOTUSblog for updates and will listen to live coverage once the transcripts are released.

Prop 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier

We applaud the #Prop8 plaintiffs, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, and it is with pride we follow these hearings at the Supreme Court.

Here’s a helpful “Who’s Who in the Prop 8 Case.”