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California's Proposition 8

April 2013

     Hausfeld LLP attorneys Chris Lebsock and Arthur Bailey represent the California Teachers’ Association and the National Education Association in the effort to overturn Proposition 8 in California and win recognition of marriage equality for all couples.

     For years, Hausfeld LLP attorneys have been fighting to end marriage discrimination against same-sex couples in some of the most important legal challenges brought to date. In 2009 Hausfeld LLP filed an Amicus Curiae in the Supreme Court on behalf of two lesbian women seeking to overturn Proposition 8. Hausfeld LLP attorneys represented the California Teachers’ Association in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, et. al. (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Case No. 10-16696), the Ninth Circuit decision which held that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional.

     Hausfeld LLP attorneys represented the California Teachers' Association and The National Education Association in the United State Supreme Court in the successful defense of the Ninth Circuit’s ground-breaking decision in Hollingsworth v Perry, Case No. 120-44. ruling. 

     Hausfeld LLP maintains strong a commitment to provide pro bono legal services in cases with substantial social and legal importance and to advance the cause of human and civil rights.

Practice Areas: Civil and Human Rights


Related Press Releases

» Hausfeld LLP Files Amicus Brief in Ninth Circuit Proposition 8 Case


Supporting Documents

» California Supreme Court - Application for Permission to File Brief of Amicus Curiae (PDF)
» Ninth Circuit - Amicus Brief for California Teachers' Association (PDF)
» U.S. Supreme Court - Amicus Brief for California Teachers' Association and National Education Association (PDF)


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