Prop 8 Plaintiffs to Speak on Campus

by ursavoice

Evan Sippel

J.D. Candidate 2014, UCI Law

For OutLaw


    On February 7, 2012, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that California’s Proposition 8, which eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry, is unconstitutional. On March 27, a lawyer from the sole sponsor of that case and one of the plaintiff couples will speak at the University of California, Irvine School of Law about their experience in this civil rights movement.

    Theane Kapur, a lawyer with Gibson-Dunn working for the American Foundation for Equal Rights, will speak about the legal strategy behind the litigation. Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, together for almost a decade, will share how they decided to bring their challenge with the American Foundation for Equal Rights, and what it is like to represent an entire class of Americans who seek the right to marry. Please join us for a valuable insight into how lawyers and plaintiffs are working together to convince the courts and the country about why every American deserves the freedom to marry.