Waymaker Partner Scott Malzahn Becomes 2023 President of Equality California

LOS ANGELES – Waymaker LLP is pleased to announce that its Managing Partner Scott Malzahn has been elected to a two-year term as the 2023 President of Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, beginning January 2023. Malzahn has been involved in the organization since 2017 and most recently served as Vice President.

“Equality California does a tremendous amount of legislative work to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people in different communities where they live across the state,” says Malzahn. “Given the current composition of the Supreme Court, the work performed by Equality California becomes all the more urgent.”

Malzahn and Waymaker have supported Equality California’s mission by offering legal and financial support to the organization. And, more than a dozen years ago, Malzahn was involved in the federal trial that resulted in Proposition 8 being ruled unconstitutional, which brought marriage equality to California and eventually to the entire country.

“Scott has been an invaluable member of Equality California’s board leadership, and we’re so grateful for his and Waymaker’s generous support of our mission,” says Equality California Executive Director Tony Hoang. “We look forward to our continued partnership in the fight for full, lived equality for all LGBTQ+ people.”

Through its Leadership Program and other initiatives, Equality California plays a big role in building a pipeline for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies to run for public office at the local, state and federal levels, and brings elected leaders together.

“Equality California will continue to vigorously defend the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans at the federal level as well as work with the state’s legislature to expand protections at the state level to make California a safe place for the most marginalized – including trans kids and their families,” says Malzahn.

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