Tag Archives: National Center for Lesbian Rights

[Updated] EJS and Calif. Advocacy Groups File Brief Opposing Race-Based Prison Lockdowns

Updated (October 22, 2014): Rebekah Evenson from Prison Law Office informed EJS that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation agreed to end all race-based lockdowns as a settlement of this case.  The Los Angeles Times covered the news.   OCTOBER 10, 2013 – The Equal Justice Society and other organizations this week filed an amicus […]
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Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Unconstitutional

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the August 2010 decision of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco striking down Proposition 8, the 2008 measure that stripped same-sex couples of the right to marry in California. The Court affirmed the ruling of former Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker that Prop 8 […]
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LGBT Legal Groups Decry Obama Administration’s Defense of DOMA

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (EJS board member Kate Kendell is NLCR’s executive director), Lambda Legal, the ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, GLAD and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force issued a statement today objecting to the Obama administration’s recent filing in support of the a law that discriminates against LGBT. (San Francisco, CA, […]
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National Center for Lesbian Rights Hails Iowa Marriage Victory

“Today, in a unanimous decision, the Iowa Supreme Court held that the Iowa statute barring same-sex couples from marriage violated the equal protection guarantee of the Iowa Constitution. Lambda Legal represents the plaintiffs in the case,” said NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter. “The National Center for Lesbian Rights filed an amicus brief in support of […]
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Eva Paterson on Roundtable Discussing Prop. 8 on 5th Anniv. of SF’s Marriage Licenses

EJS President Eva Paterson will join other civl rights and religious leaders and plaintiff couples from In re Marriage Cases in a roundtable to reflect on the historic California Supreme Court ruling and the pending Prop. 8 legal challenge. This discussion takes place on the fifth anniversary of San Francisco’s first issuance of marriage licenses. […]
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