Prop. 8 Ruled Unconstitutional: A Victory for Justice and Our Families

The Equal Justice Society celebrates the ruling today by U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional and violates the United States Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law. According to Judge Walker: "Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and … Continue reading Prop. 8 Ruled Unconstitutional: A Victory for Justice and Our Families

Bittersweet Week: Judge Sotomayor, Prop 8 Upheld, Ron Takaki Passes; Launching ConfirmSotomayor.org

We experienced last week several gut-wrenching and rejoiceful moments. On Tuesday, May 26, President Barack Obama announced his historic nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. On the same morning, the California Supreme Court ruled against marriage equality by upholding Prop. 8. The following day brought news that a preeminent scholar on our … Continue reading Bittersweet Week: Judge Sotomayor, Prop 8 Upheld, Ron Takaki Passes; Launching ConfirmSotomayor.org

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 … Continue reading National Center for Lesbian Rights Hails Iowa Marriage Victory

NCLR Expresses Profound Disappointment with Saenz Decision

Janet Murguía, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today expressed profound disappointment today that distinguished civil rights attorney Thomas Saenz is no longer a candidate to head the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. … Continue reading NCLR Expresses Profound Disappointment with Saenz Decision

Kate Kendell, Eva Paterson: ‘Standing Together and Continuing the Conversation’

Next Thursday, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments in our legal challenge to Proposition 8. As we seek to overturn Prop 8, we have the broadest array of support ever seen on an LGBT issue before any California Court. This support speaks directly to the relationships and coalition work that many in the LGBT, … Continue reading Kate Kendell, Eva Paterson: ‘Standing Together and Continuing the Conversation’