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  • API Equality’s New Director
    Dear Supporters, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Director of API Equality and provide an update of our activities. I have engaged in this work in communities as far ranging as Boston and Cincinnati to ...
  • Vow To Vote No
    The moment has arrived. The battle is on. Yesterday, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced that the effort to pass a constitutional initiative to ban marriage for same sex couples in California has qualified for the November ballot. The measure ...
  • Lesbian and Gay Couples Win Freedom to Marry in California!
    On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled in a historic 4-3 decision that lesbian and gay couples deserve the freedom to marry under state law. API Equality and its coalitions of supporters are thrilled by this momentous decision, ...
  • VICTORY!
    It is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Loving, committed lesbian and gay couples can legally marry in California. Today, the California Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision struck down the state’s discriminatory marriage laws banning marriage for same-sex couples. ...
  • The California Ruling Comes Out On Marriage. What Do You Do?
    The clock is ticking down on the California Supreme Court’s ruling on whether same-sex couples can marry. The Court heard oral arguments on March 4 of this year and can issue a decision between now and June 2. ...
  • Help Stop the Constitutional Initiative!
    This is it. We need you to act now. No more dress rehearsals. With just a few weeks left to qualify, well-funded anti-LGBT organizations are paying people to gather signatures to put a constitutional initiative on the November 2008 ballot that ...
  • Oral arguments set for March 4
    The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Marriage Cases on Tuesday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. Community members can check out a live web and broadcast of the arguments on the California Channel. A ruling ...
  • API Equality Partners with SFSU’s Family Acceptance Project
    API Equality is pleased to announce its partnership with the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at San Francisco State University to develop tools and resources for API families to learn how to love and accept their LGBT children. To start, API ...
  • Troubling developments
    The anti-LGBT folks are at it again! They’ve recently hired signature collectors to circulate a petition that would ban marriage equality in California‘s state constitution. Although they’ve threatened to place an anti-marriage equality measure on the ballot for years now, ...
  • New website!
    API Equality has a new website, and we couldn’t be happier. The process has been a year in the making, and we’re glad it’s done (well, almost done). There are still a few things that need to be worked out, ...
  • 9 Outstanding Young API Leaders Selected for Helen Zia Fellowship for Social Change
    Nine outstanding young API leaders have been selected for the Helen Zia Fellowship for Social Change. They are Wendy Chuah, Kenny Gong, Maggie Kong, Siddharth P. Kulkarni, Cynthia Liao, Carmina Ocampo, Chibo Shinagawa, Trangdai Glassey-Tranguyen, and Daniel Wu. Each were ...
  • Unprecedented Coalition of Over 60 Asian American Organizations File Brief in Support of Marriage Equality
    A coalition of 63 local, state, and national Asian American organizations have filed a legal brief in California in support of equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples. The Asian American amicus (friend of the court) brief supports basic ...