EJS, Civil Rights Groups File Brief Asking Calif. Supreme Court to Invalidate Prop. 8

The Equal Justice Society joined other civil rights groups today in filing an amicus brief (PDF) with the California Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 8 because it would mandate discrimination against a minority group and did not follow the process required for fundamental revisions to the California Constitution. In the amicus brief, the Asian Pacific … Continue reading EJS, Civil Rights Groups File Brief Asking Calif. Supreme Court to Invalidate Prop. 8

New Study Debunks Myths about African American Voting on Prop. 8

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute yesterday released the results of a study debunking the myth that African Americans overwhelmingly and disproportionately supported Proposition 8. The study, commissioned by the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund in San Francisco, found that the level of support for Prop. 8 among African Americans was … Continue reading New Study Debunks Myths about African American Voting on Prop. 8

New Study Debunks Myths about African American Voting on Prop. 8

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute yesterday released the results of a study debunking the myth that African Americans overwhelmingly and disproportionately supported Proposition 8. The study, commissioned by the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund in San Francisco, found that the level of support for Prop. 8 among African Americans was … Continue reading New Study Debunks Myths about African American Voting on Prop. 8

Day Without A Gay: Protesting Prop. 8 by Donating to Causes

On December 10, International Human Rights Day, the gay community and its allies will take a historic stance against hatred by donating love to a variety of different causes in Day Without A Gay, a nationwide strike through an economic boycott and doing volunteer work, rather than civil disobedience or other tactics. Conceived by Sean … Continue reading Day Without A Gay: Protesting Prop. 8 by Donating to Causes

Colorado Voters Reject Ward Connerly’s Attack on Opportunity

OCT. 7 UPDATE: We may see the end of the Ward Connerly anti-opportunity initiatives. The Rocky Mountain News reported yesterday that voters in Colorado have rejected Amendment 46, Ward Connerly's ballot initiative to destroy equal opportunity programs and policies in that state. Coloradans soundly defeated this attack on equal opportunity because they know that thriving … Continue reading Colorado Voters Reject Ward Connerly’s Attack on Opportunity

Social Equity Videos by Society of American Law Teachers

The Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) today released two voter education videos on the benefits of maintaining policies of social equity and opportunity.  The videos are intended for distribution in Nebraska and Colorado, where anti-affirmative action initiatives qualified for the November 4th ballot. The shorts were created by Sean Nalaboff, a young student filmmaker, … Continue reading Social Equity Videos by Society of American Law Teachers