Brown Issues Statement on Today's Ruling on Proposition 8

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
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Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s statement on Judge Walker's ruling on Proposition 8 today:

In striking down Proposition 8, Judge Walker came to the same conclusion I did when I declined to defend it: Proposition 8 violates the equal protection guarantee of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution by taking away the right of same-sex couples to marry, without a sufficient governmental interest.

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