Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

HRC pledges $500K to amendment fight

The Human Rights Campaign Wednesday, May 21 pledged an initial contribution of $500,000 to Equality for All, the coalition of LGBT and allied organizations leading the fight against the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.

News of the pledge comes less than a week after the California Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Even before the court issued its ruling, however, anti-gay groups, led by Protect Marriage, submitted signatures to the secretary of state’s office for the proposed “Limit on Marriage” amendment. County officials throughout the state are now in the process of verifying the signatures, but the amendment is expected to make it onto the November ballot.

“The California Supreme Court’s decision is a victory for justice and fairness,” HRC President Joe Solmonese said in a statement. “But the fight for equality has just begun. With the $500,000 commitment to Equality for All today, HRC aims to ensure that California remains a state where every person has the opportunity to realize their hopes and dreams by being able to marry the person they love.”

The latest pledge is in addition to other contributions HRC has already made to Equality for All, including six full-time staff members and $100,000.

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— Cynthia Laird, May 21, 2008 @ 2:43 pm PST
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