California Supreme Court Agree to Hear Appeal in Lawsuits Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Statement from Alex Cleghorn, Staff Attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California

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ACLU of Northern CA

San Francisco – We are pleased that the California Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in the lawsuits seeking marriage for same-sex couples in California. California has a long history of treating all people with fairness, and we are hopeful that the Court will agree that it violates that fundamental fairness to deny same-sex couples and their families the dignity and respect that comes through marriage.

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The ACLU, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, Equality California, Heller Ehrman LLP and the Law Office of David C. Codell represent a group of same-sex couples in one of the six marriage lawsuits that will now be heard by the California Supreme Court.

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