3 posts categorized "Marriage"

06/26/2013

Marriage Equality: Mayor's Statement on US Supreme Court Decision

Marriage Equality: Mayor's Statement on US Supreme Court DecisionMayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional and the challenge to the Ninth Circuit Court ruling overturning California’s Proposition 8 lacked standing:

"The United States Supreme Court today has taken a historic step toward guaranteeing marriage equality for every Californian and protecting millions of California families, choosing hope and love over ignorance and discrimination." Read more.

08/05/2010

Mayor's Statement On Federal Court Upholding Marriage Equality

Mayor’s Statement On Federal Court Upholding Marriage Equality Mayor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement on Judge Vaughn R. Walker’s ruling in Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al, the U.S. District Court case regarding California’s Proposition 8 and marriage equality:

“Today’s decision is a victory for the fundamental American idea enshrined in our Constitution that separate is not equal and that all people deserve equal rights and treatment under the law. It is a victory for the thousands of California couples, their families and friends whose lives and loving, committed relationships have once again been affirmed in the eyes of the law.”  Read more.

05/26/2009

Mayor Newsom's Statement on CA Supreme Court Upholding Prop 8 and Denying Marriage Equality

05/26/09 - California at its best is a beacon of equal rights and equal opportunities. If we want to prosper together, we must respect each other. That’s why we must resolve to overturn this decision. Let this work start today.

It is up to every single one of us who supports marriage equality to reach out to those who still disagree with our position and have a personal conversation about why it is so important to treat every Californian equally.

Across the nation, states like Iowa, Connecticut and Massachusetts are recognizing that separate can never be equal under the eyes of the law. We must all do our part to make sure California joins in this march toward equality.

Let’s be respectful. But let’s be clear. We must start changing minds today. I know many of my fellow Californians may initially agree with this ruling, but I ask them to reserve final judgment until they have discussed this decision with someone who will be affected by it.  Read more

For more information about this ruling visit the Supreme Court of California's website.