A statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell

(San Francisco, CA, August 6, 2010)—Today, both California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown filed separate motions opposing a stay of U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision to overturn Prop. 8.

A Statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell:

“We salute Attorney General Brown and Governor Schwarzenegger for their leadership in opposing any further delay in implementing Judge Walker’s decision striking down Prop 8. Every day, same-sex couples in California are prohibited from marrying the person they love. Now that the court has ruled, there is no reason for further delay in correcting this cruel injustice. Attorney General Brown and Governor Schwarzenegger deserve enormous credit for standing up for equality. Their actions make it clear that this is not a partisan issue, but rather a matter of simple justice and fairness for all.”

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.