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Prop. 8 Decision in California Must Inspire Progress Everywhere

Prop. 8 Decision in California Must Inspire Progress Everywhere

By Elizabeth Gill, ACLU of Northern California at 8:29pm

Today's decision doesn’t decide marriage for everyone. But we should take the momentum and work towards marriage in other states, like New Jersey, Maine, Washington and Maryland.

Stop Anti-Gay Bullying: Seth's Story

By Elizabeth Gill, ACLU of Northern California at 1:45pm

Seth Walsh was a sweet, intelligent boy who loved his family and did well in school. He was also gay. And for this, he endured years of relentless bullying and verbal abuse at his Tehachapi, California, school. On September 19, 2010, Seth Walsh…

Historic Victory in Prop. 8 Case, and a Call to Action

By Elizabeth Gill, ACLU of Northern California at 10:45am

Yesterday’s landmark decision in the Prop. 8 case is a huge victory for LGBT Americans. In Perry v. Schwarzenegger, Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco ruled that Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative…

A Strange Thing Happened on the Way to Marriage Equality

By Elizabeth Gill, ACLU of Northern California at 6:09pm

A year and a day after oral arguments in In re Marriage Cases, March 5, 2009, the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Strauss v. Horton. That case — brought by the ACLU, NCLR, Lambda Legal and others and urging the Court to invalidate…

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