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By Charlotte Robinson, August 05, 2010
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin & Jarrett Barrios, President
of The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD),
Statements on Prop 8 Overturn…Updates to Come...:)
San Francisco: Wednesday, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn
R. Walker decided that gays & lesbians have a constitutional
right to marry, striking down Proposition 8. He said that
Proposition 8 passed by voters in November 2008, violated
the federal constitutional rights of gays & lesbians to marry
the partners of their choice. His ruling could be appealed
to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals & then up to the
U.S. Supreme Court. Let’s hope that is prevented & gay
marriage resumes in California...Updates to Come:)
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Congresswoman Baldwin said...

We live in a democracy wherein majority rule is checked and balanced by the guarantee of inalienable minority rights. This case, as it wends its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, presents jurists with fundamental questions about minority rights and majority rule. I believe Judge Walker got it right, declaring that denial of marriage rights and protections to gay and lesbian citizens violates the Constitution even if it reflects the will of the majority of Californians.

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

Jarrett Barrios said...

More and more Americans are supporting equality, and it is the stories of same-gender couples that are leading that charge across the nation. Today's decision comes after same-gender couples from across California shared their personal stories with Judge Vaughn Walker and the public, helping to show that all loving and committed couples – straight and gay – should have the same opportunity to take care of and be responsible for each other. We urge media to highlight the couples impacted by today's decision to grant them the liberty and equality upon which our nation was founded.

Jarrett Barrios, President of The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

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