Task Force responds to ruling in Prop. 8 case

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force responded to today’s District Court ruling in Perry v. Schwarzenegger striking down the discriminatory “Proposition 8” constitutional amendment in California.

This ruling marks a victory for loving, committed couples who want nothing more than the same rights and security as other families. From the start, this has been about basic fairness. Today we celebrate the affirmation of this fundamental principle; tomorrow, we are back out there sharing our personal stories and having conversations with Californians and people all across the country about why this matters and who we are.

“The tide is turning nationwide in favor of marriage equality, but our work is far from over. Today’s ruling is just a beginning step in what will likely be a long process, yet we are confident that fairness will prevail. Our conversations are breaking down barriers and helping to transform our country.

Read the full release here.