Baker Marquart partner, Scott Malzahn, was named to the Board of Directors of Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. Malzahn was a member of the trial team in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, which won a historic federal court decision striking down California’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. Through Equality California, which has successfully lobbied for the passage of more than 100 pieces of civil rights legislation, he is eager to continue his work to win and fight for full and lasting equality.
Of Malzahn and the eight other new appointees, EQCA executive director Rick Zbur said, “The new members of the boards and Equality Council bring a broad range of skills and expertise and continue to strengthen the leadership of our organizations. Their skills and leadership will help us both within the LGBT community and beyond, as we advance civil rights and social justice for LGBT people and the diverse communities of which we are a part.” Read EQCA’s full release here.