Saturday, April 28, 2012

AD-51: CA Justice Moreno Endorses Luis Lopez

Carlos Moreno is a celebrated hero of LGBT people in California for his votes on the California Supreme Court in two very important marriage equality-related cases In re Marriage Cases (2008) and Strauss v. Horton (2009). Moreno announced his retirement from the Court in January 2011.

Justice Moreno also announced this week that he is endorsing the bid of my friend Luis Lopez to represent the 51st Assembly District. Moreno, Lopez (and yours truly) all live in this assembly district in Northeastern Los Angeles.
“Our state is at a turning point,” says former state supreme court justice (retired) Carlos R. Moreno, “whether we will be true to the vision of one society with a shared responsibility to advance the common good, or whether we fracture, accept inequality, and fail the biggest challenge of our time.”
“Luis Lopez is a leader from our community who has repeatedly stepped forward to confront this challenge in our community and our state. He is equal to the responsibility and the opportunity of serving us in the 51st District, now when we are poised to improve healthcare and fix our budget so that courts, schools, clinics, and campuses might fully function once more. I am proud to endorse Luis Lopez to be my Assemblymember and an effective leader for all Californians.”
Justice Moreno was replaced by fellow LGBT ally and UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu on the California Supreme Court.

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