Chad Griffin, Board President of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, issued the following statement today after the plaintiffs --and the Governor and Attorney General -- opposed a stay of this week's ruling in the Prop. 8 trial:
"The unconstitutionality of Proposition 8 has been proven beyond a doubt. Extending Prop. 8's denial of fundamental constitutional rights represents a grave injustice. The time for the court's ruling to go into effect is now. We welcome Governor Schwarzenegger's and Attorney General Brown's opposition to a stay after their thoughtful analysis of the evidence, the court's ruling and the law."
The American Foundation for Equal Rights is the organization that launched the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case and brought together attorneys Theodore Olson and David Boies to argue it. The Foundation and the legal team are committed to seeing this case through the Supreme Court.
For more information, visit www.equalrightsfoundation.org. See plaintiffs motion at: http://www.equalrightsfoundation.org/our-work/legal-filings/