American Foundation for Equal Rights

San Jose Mercury News: Gay marriage ban supporters seek second review by circuit court ruling

AFER attorney Ted Boutrous is quoted in the San Jose Mercury News article about the Prop. 8 Proponents’ attempt to take the case to a wider pannel of the Ninth Circuit.

“Supporters of same-sex marriage were ready to continue the fight.

‘We are ready to defend our victory whatever path this case takes,’ said Theodore Boutrous, an attorney for Prop. 8′s challengers.

‘Because our plaintiffs have the right to get married, which both the District Court and the Ninth Circuit vindicated, we oppose en banc review and will seek to bring that fundamental right to reality at the earliest possible time.’

‘In its ruling earlier this month, the 9th Circuit panel said Proposition 8 stripped away a previously established right for same-sex couples to marry in California without any social or legal justification other than bias against gays and lesbians.”

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