Family Equality Council Responds After Federal Appeals Court Declines To Rehear Prop 8 Decision

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Washington, DC – (June 5, 2012) – Family Equality Council, the national organization that connects, supports and represents the one million parents in this country who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and the two million children they are raising, today issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has declined to review a February decision that the Proposition 8 marriage amendment violated the U.S. Constitution.

“Today’s decision means we are one significant step closer to ensuring fairness and freedom for all American families,” said Family Equality Council Executive Director Jennifer Chrisler. “A majority of Americans, President Obama and many of our nation’s elected leaders have changed their hearts and minds to support marriage equality for our families. Now we have renewed hope that the laws and policies of country will change as well. We look forward to the day when our children and grandchildren can be assured of full equality and full protection under the law.”