November 2008 • Vol. 28 No. 10 | An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Trustees Vote to Oppose Proposition 8

Association trustees voted to oppose Proposition 8, which seeks to overturn the recent ruling of the California Supreme Court affirming the fundamental civil right of all California couples to marry if they so choose.

The trustees both supported a resolution on this topic that had been adopted by the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations and also adopted their own resolution. 

LACBA has a long and proud history of supporting those civil rights identified under the California and U.S. Constitutions. Through these resolutions, trustees voted to affirm the board’s support of the California Supreme Court and its appropriate role in issuing its recent ruling in In re Marriages Cases. The court held in that decision that civil marriage is a fundamental civil right for all California couples. The Association supports and defends the necessary role of the judiciary in defining and protecting the civil rights of all California citizens. Further, the Association strongly opposes attempts to disparage the judiciary or undermine the appropriate role and authority of the judiciary to define such fundamental civil rights.

The Association received requests from many of its affiliate bar associations and from many of its sections and committees that were unanimous in seeking the board’s opposition to Proposition 8 and its effect of undermining the ruling of the California Supreme Court. 

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