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Jan, 2006

Religious and Civil Rights Groups Support Same-Sex Couples in Legal Battle to Marry

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NAACP, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, California Council of Churches, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, and National Black Justice Coalition Are Among Groups Filing Briefs in Landmark California Court of Appeal Case In eight amicus briefs filed Monday with the California Court of Appeal, more than more than 250 religious and civil rights organizations urged the court to put an end to state laws that deny same-sex couples the protections of marriage. The Court is hearing the State’s appeal of the March 2005 decision by San Francisco Superior […]



Nov, 2005

API Equality-LA Announced Their Formation With Overwhelming Community Support

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In response to attacks on domestic partnership and restrictions on same-sex marriage, API Equality-LA, a new coalition of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) individuals and organizations, formed to advance marriage equality rights. API Equality-LA includes both lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations as well as groups that serve the API community more broadly, including civil rights, advocacy and social service agencies. At a press conference held at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, API Equality-LA co-chair Tawal Panyacosit said, “We are part of a statewide coalition of organizations and […]