FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, 26 March 2013

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Doug Gordon : 202-494-5141 : doug@fitzgibbonmedia.com

25 California Mayors Urge the Supreme Court to Rule Prop 8 Unconstitutional
** https://s3.amazonaws.com/aktest-2011/images/MayorsProp8StatementFinal.pdf **

CALIFORNIA - Today, CourageCampaign.org released a statement signed by 25 mayors representing over nearly 10 million Californians urging the Supreme Court to rule Prop 8 unconstitutional. The statement is signed by the mayors of LA, San Diego, Sacramento, Oakland and many others.  A full list is available below.  The letter reads in part:

"As Mayors, we have a special view of the separate class system created by Proposition 8. Individuals who are public servants and work to improve our cities do not receive important benefits for their loved ones as other couples do, because they are denied the recognition of marriage Residents of our cities who work in the private sector must hope that their private employer confers such benefits upon same-­-sex couples, while their heterosexual co-­-workers do not face such obstacles. Proposition 8 has only served to divide our city into groups, one with more rights and dignity than the other."

VIEW THE LETTER HERE: https://s3.amazonaws.com/aktest-2011/images/MayorsProp8StatementFinal.pdf

“The Supreme Court justices have an easy task if they want to join these mayors and a majority of the American people in standing on the right side of history,” said Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of CourageCampaign.org.  "The constitution guarantees equality for all Americans, not some Americans. No where does it say we should vote on equality. That's why we have courts."

FULL LIST OF CITIES WHOSE MAYOR’S HAVE SIGNED THE STATEMENT:
Arcata
Burbank
Campbell
Davis
Fremont
Healdsburg
Huntington Beach
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Monte Sereno
Oakland
Palm Springs
Petaluma
Rancho Mirage
Redondo Beach
Richmond
Sacramento
San Diego
San Leandro
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Sunnyvale
West Hollywood
West Sacramento

For more information, or for interviews with Rick Jacobs, please contact Doug Gordon at 202-494-5141 or by email at doug@fitzgibbonmedia.com.

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