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ADL Hails Court Decision Overturning Proposition 8

San Francisco, CA, August 4, 2010 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today hailed the federal court decision overturning Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California.

ADL issued the following statement:

Today's decision is a ringing reaffirmation of the right of same-sex couples to enjoy the fundamental right to marry. We are gratified that the court has recognized that there is no basis for "singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license," and that such discrimination is unconstitutional.

ADL stands committed to the principle of equal treatment for same-sex couples. With this ruling,California can once again proudly demonstrate leadership in this fight for individual liberty and freedom from discrimination for all.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

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