ACBA joins BALIF in celebrating Supreme Court decision

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Hollingsworth v. Perry that the proponents of Proposition 8 had no standing to assert their position, thus leaving in place the decision of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, holding that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional as applied to California. Proposition 8 is now dead, and same-sex couples will be free to marry in California. 

Today's decision terminates a long struggle in California for proponents of marriage equality. The ACBA joins with Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) and 21 other bar associations in celebrating today's US Supreme Court decision. 

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These organizations join in BALIF's statement today:.

Alameda County Bar Association

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area

Asian American Prosecutors Association

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley

Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California

California Minority Counsel Program

California Women Lawyers Association

Charles Houston Bar Association

Co-Chair of East Bay Diversity Bar Coalition, Toni Mims-Cochran

Co-Chairs of Minority Bar Coalition, Lily Wong, Alberto Rosas, David Wei & Mala Sahai

East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association

Filipino Bar Association of Northern California

Iranian American Bar Association

Korean American Bar Association of Northern California

Queen's Bench Bar Association

San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association's Diversity Committee

Santa Clara County Black Lawyers Association, by Aileen F. Casanave, President

Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers Association

South Asian Bar Association of Northern California

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California

Women Lawyers of Alameda County