San Francisco – Today, federal district court judge Vaughn Walker ruled that California’s Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution in denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. Civil rights and advocacy groups, including Asian and Pacific Islander (API) organizations and leaders, praised the judge’s decision. Today’s win is particularly gratifying for the API
Category: Marriage Equality
Dear Friends, After last year’s devastating loss on Prop 8, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer/Questioning community is in danger – including in our Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Intolerance is on the rise, homophobic bullying of children is increasing, as well as incidents of hate crimes, and in state after the state
This is it! The day has finally arrived and it’s going to be a rollercoaster. The California Supreme Court has just announced that they will issue their ruling on Prop 8 on Tuesday, May 26th. Regardless of the decision, this is an important opportunity to come together as a community and show Californians that this
Dear Members, Momentum, momentum, momentum… Last week, Iowa became the first state in the Midwest to legalize same-sex marriage. And, on Tuesday, Vermont has now become the fourth state in the nation to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples. To top it off, also on Tuesday, our nation’s capital has moved closer to full equality
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Hi Folks, This is the week. In preparation for Thursday’s arguments before the CA Supreme Court, the California Legislature today passed resolutions opposing the passage of Proposition 8, sending a clear message to the Courts that denying fundamental rights to minorities is just plain wrong. API Equality is working closely with LGBT leaders to ensure
Dear Members, Thank you again to everyone who came out and joined our marching contingent in this year’s San Francisco’s Chinese New Year’s Parade! We had the largest contingent ever in the 5 years that we have participated in the Parade. As many of you know, next week on March 5th, the California Supreme Court