Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Dismisses Prop 8!

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013


Today is a monumental day in human rights history! The Supreme Court has struck down DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act), declaring the law unconstitutional and granting legally-married same-sex couples across the United States federal benefits. #SCOTUS also released their long-awaited decision on California's Prop 8 - which banned same-sex marriage in the state - dismissing the case on the grounds that the Proponents of Prop 8 didn't have the standing to defend the discriminatory legislation in court.

What does this mean? Marriage equality has now been restored in California, making it the 13th state with the freedom to marry. Same-sex couples who live in those thirteen states will now have their marriages federally recognized, affording them over 1,000 federal rights and benefits marriage normally provides heterosexual couples.

NOH8 released our largest group shot to date in conjunction with this morning's announcement, featuring nearly 170 NOH8 Supporters taken on stage at Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles. NOH8 Co-Founders Adam Bouska & Jeff Parshley also shot a special new founders photo to commemorate marriage equality's return to California, featured below!


"Today's win celebrates historic progress not just for same-sex couples, but for human rights as a whole. The rights of the minority should never be up for a vote, and words can't express how happy it makes us to know same-sex couples in California now have the opportunity to share in the same commitment and joy marriage provides! Thanks to the Supreme Court, they can now enjoy the federal security and benefits marriage provides as well.

There is still much to be done before every same-sex couple across the United States is afforded equal rights, but this victory is a monumental step in the right direction. We hope today proves that change is possible if you work hard enough, and we look forward to continuing to spread the message of NOH8 worldwide!"

Celebrate NOH8 and commemorate today's Supreme Court victories by saving 25% off at the NOH8 Store - including photos! Just enter Coupon Code LOVE at check-out. Funds raised through our online store help us to continue our work of putting a face to the fight for equality across the world.



NoH8 has done a fabulous time getting the word out in the large cities. When will the campaign begin to change the red states? We need desperate help to...

Mark Briones 07/07/2013 21:44

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