Category: Prop 8

Asians and Pacific Islanders Applaud Federal Court’s Ruling Against Proposition 8

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

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Prop 8 Decision Forthcoming – Tomorrow

It’s almost that time. Tomorrow afternoon, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will issue its decision on the validity of Proposition 8. While we’re hopeful the decision will go in our favor, win or lose, our work is not done. This is only the first hurdle in a longer race towards full equality under the

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Urgent – LGBT API Community Meeting 9/19

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

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LEADING ASIAN AMERICAN COALITIONS EXPRESS SEVERE DISAPPOINTMENT OVER SUPREME COURT DECISION TO UPHOLD PROPOSITION 8

Ruling on California Proposition 8 Cases allows a bare majority of voters to enshrine inequality into our constitution and to deprive an entire class of Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry. (Tuesday, May 26, 2009) – The California Supreme Court today ruled in a 6 to 1 decision that the initiative process in California

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Decision Day – Tuesday, May 26th 2009

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

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Day of Decision Nears

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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