Prop 8 Decision Impacts Us All
Rana Elmir, ACLU of Michigan Communications Director
In a 6-to-1 decision, the California Supreme Court ruled against the ACLU in our effort to overturn Proposition 8. This means that marriages of same-sex couples will continue to be banned in California. However, on a positive note, all marriages that took place before the election will be legally recognized.
After all, same-sex couples have the same hopes, dreams and concerns for their families as everyone else. They should be allowed the dignity, recognition, and responsibility that come with marriage, just like everyone else.
Matt Coles, the director of the national ACLU's LGBT project, recorded a personal message about California's decision, what it means for people’s lives and its impact on the freedoms of all Americans. Listen to what Matt has to say about the Prop 8 decision and the important work the ACLU is doing to protect the personal freedoms of all Americans.