In re Marriage Cases - Case Profile

July 14, 2009

Woo v. Lockyer Case Profile

The California Marriage case was argued on behalf of 14 same-sex couples and two organizations, Equality California and Our Family Coalition. The couples were represented by the ACLU with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, Heller Ehrman LLP, and the Law Office of David C. Codell, along with the City of San Francisco in a companion case. The cases, along with four others, were consolidated into one appeal, In re Marriage Cases.

Status: VICTORY! On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court overturned the state's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

> Click here to watch the arguments online.

Resources
> About the Plaintiffs
> Amicus Briefs Filed by Organizations and Individuals in Support of Marriage Equality

Additional Information
> ACLU of Northern California
> Lambda Legal
> National Center for Lesbian Rights

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