U.S. DISTRICT COURT ISSUES DECISION IN SUPPORT OF MARRIAGE FOR ALL LOVING AND COMMITTED COUPLES

Rich Ferraro
Director of Communications, GLAAD
(646) 871-8011
ferraro@glaad.org

February 7, 2012

Los Angeles, CA, February 7, 2012 – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, today applauded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision affirming the unconstitutionality of Proposition 8.

“Today’s historic decision reflects the growing support for marriage equality among a majority of Americans who believe all couples should have the same opportunity to take care of and be responsible for each other,” said GLAAD’s Acting President, Mike Thompson. “Though the road to securing full equality for every American remains long, we are deeply encouraged by today’s ruling.”

For more information about today’s decision, please visit the American Foundation for Equal Rights’ website at www.afer.org.