|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|CONTACT: PRESS SECRETARY
|(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans call upon the Court to overturn the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” as an unconstitutional violation of both federalist principles and equal protection and determine that Proposition 8 violates equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to review Proposition 8 and hear a challenge to DOMAis another step forward for California couples to marry, with the hope that the federal government will also recognize these marriages,” said Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper. “In recent years, many conservative judges have repudiated DOMA, and five of the eight justices who have overturned this anti-federalist and discriminatory statute were appointed by Republicans. Add conservative champions like for Solicitor General, Ted Olson, and it becomes clear that true conservatism demands respect for the freedom to marry.”.
Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their allies. The more than 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.