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(Sacramento) - Today Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) joined with 22 legal scholars from across the nation to file an amicus brief in the case of Hollingsworth V. Perry, in opposition to Proposition 8, which took away equal marriage rights in the state of California. The brief states that Proposition 8 also eliminated the ability of those seeking equal marriage rights to pursue those rights through their elected representatives. Prop 8, says Speaker Pérez, “deprives a historically disadvantaged group – a group of which I am a member – of access to traditional representation in a representative democracy.  And that deprivation violates the Constitution.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.