ACLU Urges California Court to Strike Down Law Banning Same-Sex Couples from Marriage
Statement of ACLU Attorney Tamara Lange in Response to Argument Today in California Court of Appeal
SAN FRANCISCO – After appearing in court today, we are hopeful that we
persuaded the Court that it goes against California’s rich history of fairness
for all people to deny same-sex couples the ability to marry. Same-sex
couples fall in love, make commitments and raise children just as straight
couples and shouldn’t be denied the ability to marry and the dignity and
protections that come with it.
The American Civil Liberties Union and its Northern and Southern California affiliates brought the case Woo v. California on behalf of sixteen same-sex couples, Equality California and Our Family Coalition. The ACLU’s co-counsel are Heller Ehrman LLP, Lambda Legal, NCLR and the Law Firm of David C. Codell.
Additional information about Woo v. Lockyer is available at www.aclu.org/caseprofiles.