July 14, 2020, 11:45 a.m. CDT
Photo by Marc Angelucci of the National Coalition for Men.
The prominent lawyer for men's rights, Marc Angelucci, was shot dead outside his California home on Saturday.
San Bernardino County's sheriff department is investigating the killing, reports SBSun, Palm Springs Desert Sun and NBC News. The motive was unknown.
Angelucci, 52, was vice president of the National Coalition for Men, according to a group press release. He founded the group's Los Angeles chapter in 2001 and was Chapter President until 2008. He has written articles for the Los Angeles Times and is in the Dr. Phil Show and appeared in other media.
In March, he argued that the all-male draft before the New Orleans 5th US Court of Appeals was unconstitutional, as the Courthouse News Service reports. Angelucci informed the Court of Appeals that the 1981 Supreme Court ruling, which endorses the purely male design, should be overturned as soon as women are allowed into combat roles.
Angelucci also convinced a California Court of Appeals in 2008 that it was unconstitutional to exclude men from programs for victims of domestic violence.
Angelucci graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2000.
"Marc Angelucci was really loved, with a personality that had a magnetism that many of his friends and colleagues found really magical," the National Coalition for Men said in its publication. "Marc was an incredibly generous man who, despite some personal health problems, lived in a small space so that he could donate millions of dollars of his time to mostly voluntary legal work on behalf of men's rights."