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HRC Pledges
$500,000 to Protect Marriage Equality in California

HRC Pledges
$500,000 to Protect Marriage Equality in California

The Human Rights Campaign has pledged $500,000 to Equality for All to protect the California court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage from being overturned by a constitutional amendment in November. This is an addition to the $100,000 contribution the Human Rights Campaign made to Equality for All earlier this year.

The Human Rights Campaign has pledged $500,000 to Equality for All to protect the California court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage from being overturned by a constitutional amendment in November. This is an addition to the $100,000 contribution the Human Rights Campaign made to Equality for All earlier this year.

California's supreme court ruled last week that the prohibition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The case was argued by the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, Heller Ehrman LLP, and the Law Office of David C. Codell on behalf of 14 gay couples and two organizations, Equality California and Our Family Coalition. However, a proposed constitutional amendment threatens to make the historic ruling null and void.

"The California supreme court's decision is a victory for justice and fairness," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "But the fight for equality has just begun. With the $500,000 commitment to Equality for All today, HRC aims to ensure that California remains a state where every person has the opportunity to realize their hopes and dreams by being able to marry the person they love."

LGBT groups are expecting to drop anywhere from $10 million to $20 million on defeating the measure this fall. (The Advocate)

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