I am adding my voice to the voices of people of goodwill everywhere who are
deeply disappointed that the California Supreme Court has failed to uphold
marriage equality for California's citizens.
It is ironic that the same court that ruled in favor of marriage equality last year has now denied that same right in today's ruling.
My forty years of work on behalf of human rights and social justice offer hope that today's ruling, while a setback for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples, is only a temporary setback in the quest for full equality under the law for all of our citizens.
The silver lining in the court's ruling is that the 18,000 same-sex couples who were legally married before the adoption of Proposition 8 will continue to have full marriage equality under the law.
I am joining hands with civic, political and faith leaders to redouble our efforts to guarantee marriage equality for all of our state's citizens and to pursue every possible option to achieve that goal at the earliest possible date.
~ Rev. Elder Troy Perry founded the Metropolitan Community Church.