Trikone celebrates the California Supreme Court's decision today. The justices held that limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples violate the state constitutional rights of same-sex couples and may not be used to preclude same-sex couples from marrying.
The court concluded that permitting opposite-sex couples to marry while affording same-sex couples access only to the novel and less-recognized status of domestic partnership improperly infringes a same-sex couple's constitutional rights to marry and to the equal protection of the laws as guaranteed by the California Constitution.
We are grateful to our Court for recognizing that separate arrangements are not equal. And just as importantly, for affirming that all people deserve the dignity and respect of being protected equally under California's Constitution. We are proud to support this victory for justice and equality for all of us.
You can read more at: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov