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The California Decision

By Matt Coles, Director, ACLU Center for Equality at 3:26pm
The California Supreme Court decision is so amazing I couldn't resist sharing at least a little of it.

WE WON IN CALIFORNIA!

By Matt Coles, Director, ACLU Center for Equality at 1:39pm
We won the marriage case in California. No need for hyperbole here; this is big; big in terms of what it does, big in terms of what it means, and big in terms of the opportunity for progress it gives us (I'll suggest some of the ways to take advantage…

Yes You Can: Using the Web for LGBT Equality

By Matt Coles, Director, ACLU Center for Equality at 9:35am
In 1977, I was one of about seven people meeting in a mostly abandoned building in San Francisco. We were planning to start a new political club, a political club that would have something no SF club had ever had before: the word 'gay' in its name.

Part…

New Video Shows the Need for a Transgender-Inclusive ENDA

By Matt Coles, Director, ACLU Center for Equality at 12:50pm
Congress recently threatened to hold a vote on a bill that would cut from the ENDA the people who most need its protections. There is no better example of the reason we need a transgender-inclusive ENDA than Diane Schroer, a highly-decorated veteran who…
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