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 was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias education programs for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.

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