Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) filed a friend-of-the-court brief challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 in Perry v. Schwarzenegger. In its brief LDF argues that the principles set forth in Loving v. Virginia (in which LDF also filed an amicus brief in 1967), establish the fundamental right of any individual, including members of the LGBT community, to marry the person of their choice, free from discrimination.  

LDF has a strong interest in the fair application of the 14th Amendment, which provides important protections for all Americans, and hopes that fundamental principles of equality will guide the Court’s decision in this case