Today's vote on AB 1967 marks a significant step towards marriage equality for all Californians. Assemblymember Mark Leno's bill would simply ensure that same-sex couples are treated fairly and equally under the eyes of the law when it comes to marriage.

The ACLU strongly believes that same-sex couples deserve the same rights that countless other Californians enjoy. Each of the eight Judiciary Committee members who voted in favor of this legislation should be proud of the moral stance they have taken today.

We will continue to work towards marriage equality in California and throughout the nation.