American Foundation for Equal Rights

Statement from Chad Griffin of The American Foundation for Equal Rights on Hawaii Governor Lingle

For Immediate Release: July 7, 2010

Contact: Yusef Robb 323-384-1798 /

“Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle has aligned herself with another Governor, George Wallace, who also believed discrimination can and should be perpetrated under the law. Our Constitution guarantees equal protection under the law to every American, and our courts exist to protect those rights when they are violated. The Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial is a step toward affirming those rights.”