Tanene Allison: Follow the Artists to Our New Democracy

EJS has been fortunate to work with Tanene Allison on the past, especially when she worked for the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights. The topic of dissent and the role of artists in helping us more towards a new and improved American democracy is something that resonates with our work. This was originally published … Continue reading Tanene Allison: Follow the Artists to Our New Democracy

Eva Paterson, Other Leaders Join Lawyers for Press Conference on Prop 8 Legal Challenge

EJS President Eva Paterson will participate in a press conference with other leaders and attorneys to be held immediately prior to Thursday’s California Supreme Court oral arguments in the Prop 8 legal challenge. Attorneys will argue that by taking away a right only from one group, Proposition 8 violates the most basic principle of our … Continue reading Eva Paterson, Other Leaders Join Lawyers for Press Conference on Prop 8 Legal Challenge

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

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