Victory for Marriage Equality!

The Bar Association of San Francisco Applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for Striking Down California’s Proposition 8

BASF joined amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

June 26, 2013 – San Francisco, California – The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today dismissing Hollingsworth v. Perry, which leaves intact the District Court ruling striking down California’s 2008 voter-approved Proposition 8 and opens the door to the resumption of same-sex marriages in the State of California.

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The Bar Association of San Francisco Applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling

BASF joined amicus curiae brief arguing DOMA was unconstitutional

June 26, 2013 – San Francisco, California – The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) applauds the Supreme Court’s ruling today in United States v. Windsor, which jettisoned the so-called Defense of Marriage Act’s (DOMA) definition of “marriage” as between only heterosexual couples.  The ruling means that married same-sex couples will now be treated as married in the eyes of the federal government, no matter where they are in the United States, granting them the long-overdue federal rights and privileges of marriage they deserve.

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