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In response to requests to support marriage equality efforts currently underway in the state of Washington, The Center Long Beach and ACLU of Southern California have partnered with Washington United for Marriage (WUM) and Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) to host … Continue reading
The ACLU of Southern California (ACLU/SC) has sent a letter to Orange County schools seeking their collaboration to end bullying, which plagues many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students. The harassment and torment of bullies has significantly impacted … Continue reading
“Hey ACLU, I’m a gay 9th grader. My teachers don’t treat me differently because of my gender expression. I have both gay and straight friends. I get to live my life without being discriminated against. I’ve never been bullied. And … Continue reading
In response to the public reprimand of a Fullerton Union High School student Kearian Giertz following a speech in which he advocated marriage rights for same-sex couples, as well as a subsequent statement by Fullerton Union School Superintendent George Giokaris, … Continue reading
The ACLU of Southern California is proud to announce that its Deputy Executive Director James Gilliam is the recipient of the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles’ 2012 Co-Presidents Award. The award recognizes Gilliam’s tireless efforts and work … Continue reading
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Wendy Walsh and sponsoring organizations held a press conference to celebrate Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of AB 9, Seth’s Law, into law. The bill passed the Assembly 52-26 on June 1st and the Senate 24-14 on September … Continue reading
Seth Walsh was a typical 13-year-old. He loved dogs and riding his bike, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. But he was also terrified of going to school. The gentle, free-spirited boy from rural Kern County, who listened to … Continue reading
The ACLU of Southern California celebrates LGBT History Month by participating in several events that highlight the LGBT community’s rich history and ongoing struggle for equality. On October 15, we participate in Models of Pride, an annual event where community … Continue reading
Tell the LA County Board of Supervisors to support the Austin reforms and close Men’s Central Jail.
Because freedom can't protect itself.