“I’m thrilled with today’s 9th Circuit ruling affirming what we know in our hearts to be true: that keeping loving couples from reaping the benefits of marriage is discriminatory and wrong. The court’s decision overruling Proposition 8 is another step toward bringing marriage equality not just to California, but to each and every state in our great nation. Today’s victory is a reminder of how far we’ve come as a country, and of the work we still must do to achieve equality for all people. I hope that this ruling is allowed to stand and that all couples who want to legally marry in California will be allowed to do so.

Congratulations to all those who worked so hard to make this possible, including American Foundation for EqualRights (AFER) and its legal team, especially Ted Olson and David Boies. Only with our continued dedication and mobilization can we end marriage injustice once and for all.”