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Servicemembers United Statement on Justice Department's Emergency Appeal in DADT Lawsuit

The Justice Department has unfortunately given notice that it intends to take the extra and unnecessary step of filing an emergency appeal in an attempt to get the only remaining legal challenge to the constitutionality of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) law dismissed, despite a judge’s earlier ruling denying the government’s motion to dismiss.

Hunger at Home Gears Up for 2nd Annual Charity Gala

Feeling charitable or just looking for an excuse to wear your best evening attire? Tickets are still available and Hunger at Homes is also still in need of sponsors, auction items, volunteers and donors.

Love Warrior- The Debate On 8

Last November 4, enraged by defeat we, as a community, picked ourselves up, dusted ourselves off, and took to the streets in solidarity driven by hope that the courts would rule in our favor. The question now, it would seem, is when to go back to the ballot.

Repeal of the HIV Ban: What Does It Mean?

In the wake of today’s announcement that the administration has approved final repeal of the HIV Travel and Immigration Ban, we know that many people have questions about what repeal means, how it works, when it goes into effect and how specific cases may be impacted by these new developments.

Help Send Young Democrats to Maine to Fight for Marriage Equality!

With only five days left until voters head to the polls, Stonewall Young Democrats chapters across California, including members of San Diego's chapter, are leading the charge to prevent the anti-equality movement from taking away the right of same-sex couples to marry in Maine.

Anti-LGBT Parents Calling Schools to Cancel Harvey Milk Day

Randy Thomasson’s anti-LGBT extremist group SaveCalifornia.com is losing it over Harvey Milk Day. In an attempt to hijack curricula and force their own agenda through our public schools, they are urging their followers to call local schools and school boards and demanding they erase Harvey Milk Day from the school calendar.

ACLU Teams Up With EQCA To Win Marriage Back

I’m an organizer at the ACLU of Northern California. You might be wondering what an organizer does at a predominately legal organization like ours. Well, plenty. I run phone banks, plan local advocacy campaigns with volunteer chapter leaders, run lobby trainings, implement statewide issue campaigns, do public speaking, and more.

Obama To Announce End of HIV Travel & Immigration Ban

Immigration Equality has confirmed that President Obama will announce the end of the HIV Travel and Immigration Ban later this morning, in conjunction with his renewal of the Ryan White Act. President Obama’s announcement will coincide with publication of a rule change in the federal register which, following a 60 day waiting period, will signal the official end of the ban.