U.S. Court of Appeals To Rule on Proposition 8
Ninth Circuit Will Issue Highly Anticipated Ruling on Tuesday, February 7 by 10:00 a.m. PST
Watch Live Webcasts of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Press Conferences at www.afer.org/news/livestream/
*** Press Conference in Los Angeles at 10:30 a.m. PST ***
*** National Media Conference Call at 11:45 a.m. PST ***
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*** Press Conference in San Francisco at 5:00 p.m. PST ***
*** Community Gathering at Los Angeles City Hall at 5:00 p.m. PST ***
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will issue a ruling in the landmark federal civil rights case Perry v. Brown on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 by 10:00 a.m. PST. The court will determine whether to uphold the historic August 2010 decision of the Federal District Court that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Proposition 8 stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry.
The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sole sponsor of the Perry case, will hold four events on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 to discuss the significance and impact of the Ninth Circuit's ruling:
- A 10:30 a.m. PST press conference in Los Angeles at Vibiana, 214 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Speaking at the press conference will be plaintiffs' lead co-counsel Theodore B. Olson ; AFER Board President Chad Griffin ; plaintiffs Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo ; and Dominick Zarrillo .
- A national media conference call at 11:45 a.m. PST. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to be provided with access code. Speaking on the call will be plaintiffs' lead co-counsel Theodore B. Olson and David Boies ; AFER Board President Chad Griffin ; plaintiffs Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo ; and Dominick Zarrillo .
- A 5:00 p.m. PST press conference in San Francisco at The Julia Morgan Ballroom, Merchants Exchange, 465 California St., San Francisco, CA 94104. Speaking at the press conference will be plaintiffs' lead co-counsel Theodore B. Olson ; AFER Board President Chad Griffin ; plaintiffs Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo ; Dominick Zarrillo ; and San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera .
- A 5:00 p.m. PST community gathering at the Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda. 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Attending the community gathering will be Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, AFER Founding Board Members Dustin Lance Black and Rob Reiner , Courage Campaign, Equality California, Equal Roots Coalition, FAIR, Freedom to Marry, Jordan/Rustin Coalition, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Latino Equality Alliance, Marriage Equality USA and others.
READ THE NINTH CIRCUIT'S ADVANCE NOTICE OF OPINION FILING HERE: http://www.afer.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/2012-02-06-Notice-of-Decision-Merits.pdf
About the American Foundation for Equal Rights
The American Foundation for Equal Rights is the sole sponsor of the Perry case. After bringing together Theodore B. Olson and David Boies to lead its legal team, AFER successfully advanced the Perry case through Federal District Court and is now leading it through the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals before the case is brought to the United States Supreme Court. The Foundation is committed to achieving full federal marriage equality.
SOURCE American Foundation for Equal Rights
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