GLAAD's Statement on Prop 8 Decision

*NOTE: For information on how to participate in a local rally tonight, please visit: http://www.dayofdecision.com*


GLAAD just released this statement by President Neil G. Giuliano on today's decision by the California Supreme Court to uphold Proposition 8, the anti-gay ballot initiative that eliminated the ability of same-sex couples to marry in California:

Today, we express our deepest disappointment in the California Supreme Court's decision, which continues to deprive an entire class of Californians the fundamental freedom to marry.

Thankfully, the court has protected the marriages of the more than 18,000 gay and lesbian couples who married before Nov. 5, 2008. It is vital that media outlets not only share these couples' stories, but also those of the many gay people and couples in California who have again been denied the fundamental right to marry.

It is wrong to stand in the way of giving committed couples the legal protections they need to take care of and be responsible for each other and their families. We thank the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the City of San Francisco and the other counsel and plaintiff couples for their steadfast advocacy and commitment to fairness and opportunity for all Californians.

glaadBLOG will be monitoring and posting media coverage of the decision in the next few hours and days.

*UPDATE - Media Coverage of the decision is below:

Video Coverage

  • MSNBC New Live - California Upholds Prop. 8
  • Fox News: CA Supreme Court Upholds Gay Marriage Ban Known as Prop. 8
  • CNN: CNN Newsroom - Same-Sex Marriage Battle

Print Coverage

Los Angeles Times

ABC

News 10 (ABC)

The San Francisco Examiner

The San Francisco Chronicle

Gay City News

New York Daily News

Windy City Times

Blog Coverage

Pam's House Blend

Joe my God

The Bilerico Project

Organizations Respond