Statement by A.G. Schneiderman On Federal Court Ruling Proposition 8 Unconstitutional


NEW YORK -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement today following the decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that Proposition 8, California’s ban on marriage equality, violated the Constitution: “Today’s decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the unconstitutionality of Proposition 8 is a victory for equal justice under law. Despite the many barriers to full equality, this decision represents a major step forward for couples seeking the freedom to marry. My office will continue to stand up for the fundamental guarantee of equal protection under law for all New Yorkers, and lead the path to fairness and equality for all Americans.”  
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