In 2008, Gibson Dunn filed a lawsuit in the federal district court in San Francisco on behalf of two couples challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California constitutional amendment that limits marriage to opposite-sex couples. After a three-week trial in San Francisco, the court held that California's law is unconstitutional under both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the U.S. Constitution. After the Ninth Circuit affirmed, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review. On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its historic decision that restored marriage equality in California. On June 28, 2013, our clients Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, and Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, along with hundreds of other couples in California, were legally married. Gibson Dunn is currently fighting for marriage equality in the state of Virginia. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the Eastern District of Virginia's ruling striking down Virginia's bans on same-sex marriage.