California's Proposition 8 Ruled Unconstitutional In Historic Decision

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, joined same-sex couples across the nation in applauding today’s historic decision to overturn Proposition 8, the anti-gay ballot initiative that eliminated marriage equality for same-sex couples in California.

"More and more Americans are supporting equality, and it is the stories of same-sex couples that are leading that charge across the nation," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.  “Today's decision comes after same-sex couples from across California shared their personal stories with Judge Vaughn Walker and the public, helping to show that all loving and committed couples – straight and gay – should have the same opportunity to take care of and be responsible for each other.

"We urge media to highlight the couples impacted by today's decision to grant them the liberty and equality upon which our nation was founded."

GLAAD is monitoring the media’s coverage of today’s historic ruling to ensure fair, accurate and inclusive  coverage and will also offer news outlets camera-ready couples to speak about today’s decision in both English and Spanish. See our post here for more information about the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case, or go here for a list of rallies and gatherings being held around the country this evening.