over 45 years experience
Kaplan Weiss LLP is a California law firm specializing in civil rights and employment cases. Partners Jonathon Kaplan and Yitz E. Weiss offer clients combined experience of almost 50 years litigating significant civil rights and employment issues in California courts.
Significant civil rights legal developments
Lawrence v. TexasThe Supreme Court holds that a Texas statute criminalizing same-sex conduct is unconstitutional. Several years later in 2008, the California Supreme Court in In re Marriage Cases holds that sexual orientation is a protected class and laws prohibiting same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. In 2015 the Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to get married.