Marriage rights edge closer across the pond

The American Institute of Bisexuality Applauded the California Supreme Court ruling last month that the state may no longer exclude  same-sex couples from civil marriage. AIB also congratulates and thanks lead counsel NCLR, Lambda Legal, the ACLU and Equality  California who have been fighting for this victory for four years on behalf  of all of us.

AIB Director Denise Penn said, “Some  say that The California Supreme Court just ruled favour of “gay marriage,”but it  is so much more than that: They have affirmed the right that each of has  the freedom to marry the person we love, regardless of their race, their  religion, their social class or the gender of the person they choose to spend  their life with. Many who wish to enter into a same -sex marriage do not  identify as ‘gay’ and will benefit from this decision.”

“The California Supreme Court decision protects more than gay marriage,” added AIB Director, Brad Kane.  “It also protects the rights of  lesbians and bisexuals.  The court applied strict scrutiny to sexual  orientation and bisexuality is a recognized sexual orientation.  This  decision goes well beyond marriage.  It will affect state adoption rights,  benefits, child custody, hospital visitation, personal injury damages, state  taxes, all sorts of family rights.”

“It is a victory for fairness and justice and equality,  and it is important to acknowledge that all of us benefit from this decision.  Today, we are proud to be Americans and proud  to be living in the great state of California, leading the way to greater freedom, opportunity and prosperity for the rest of the country,” concludes  Penn.

The American Institute Of Bisexuality, is a 501c3  public charity that supports and sponsors projects likely to promote understanding and visibility about bisexuality through education, research,  training and media outreach. The American Institute
Of Bisexuality raises awareness about the diversity of sexual orientation. AIB is dedicated to the  support of the bisexual community and the education of the public at large about  the bisexual community.