For Immediate Release
Amanda Crumley: 213-785-5368
Brandon Hersh: 202-412-9766
Los Angeles – In response to a filing today by Prop. 8 Proponents asking that the District Court’s decision ruling Prop. 8 unconstitutional be vacated, American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) Board President Chad Griffin released the following statement:
“This motion is yet another in a string of desperate and absurd motions by Prop 8 Proponents who refuse to accept the fact that the freedom to marry is a constitutional right. They’re attempting to keep secret the video of the public trial and they’re attacking the judge because they disagree with his decision. Clearly, the Proponents are grasping at straws because they have no legal case.”
About the American Foundation for Equal Rights
The American Foundation for Equal Rights is the sole sponsor of the Perry case. After bringing together Theodore B. Olson and David Boies to lead its legal team, AFER successfully advanced the Perry case through federal district court and is now leading it through the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals before the case is brought to the United States Supreme Court. The Foundation is committed to achieving full federal marriage equality.