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.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.