Author: API Equality

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 by the court is expected within 90 days. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

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, they actually have the money to back up their effort this time. API Equality will

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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, but that’s to be expected. Make sure to check in often; the site will be

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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 selected on the basis of their leadership potential, commitment to serving their API community, and

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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 fairness for same-sex couples and their families, drawing from the Asian American community’s own past

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