Postedon Jan 29, 2009 at 02:43 pm
January 29, 2009
In a historic decision handed down Wednesday, Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled same-sex couples must be granted the same rights as heterosexuals in common-law marriages. The court's decision means Colombia's gay couples will be awarded dozens of rights that straight, unmarried couples have enjoyed for years and follows other recent rulings that have won the nation's same-sex couples inheritance, pension, health, and social security rights. [Link]
Postedon Nov 26, 2008 at 10:49 am
November 26, 2008
At a virtual town hall meeting, Calif. LGBT leaders announced plans to build a fund to defend justices threatened with recall for ruling in favor of marriage equality, put a new marriage ballot question before voters in 2010, and improve outreach to African American and Latino communities. [Link]
Postedon Nov 24, 2008 at 11:03 am
November 24, 3008
African American, Latino and Asian American groups said in a brief filed in opposition to Prop. 8: "The entire purpose behind the constitutional principle of equal protection would be subverted if the constitutional protection of unpopular minorities were subject to simple majority rule. This case is not simply about gay and lesbian equality." [Link]
Postedon Nov 18, 2008 at 02:38 pm
November 17, 2008
The editorial board of El Dario La Prensa NY, the largest and oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper in New York City, and the oldest Spanish-language daily in the United States, writes, "Latinos have fought too hard and long for equal rights. This is why we must rally around a sector of our community that remains even more discriminated against--gays and lesbians." [Link]
Read more about why marriage matters to Latinos.
Postedon Nov 10, 2008 at 10:37 am
November 8, 2008
Fernando Espuelas discusses how the Latino community was targeted by the Yes on 8 campaign in California and how many unfortunately voted to take away rights: "The irony of Latino support for Prop. 8 is sad. That a community that continues to struggle for basic rights would deny them to another is particularly baffling." (Link)
Learn more about what's going on in the Latino community.
Postedon Oct 31, 2008 at 12:55 pm
October 30, 2008
In a groundbreaking internet poll, the William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI), a national Latino non-partisan public policy organization, found that California Latino voters oppose Proposition 8 46%-51%. (Link)
Learn more about the ever-increasing support for marriage equality.
Postedon Oct 28, 2008 at 11:00 am
October 28, 2008
ABC News claims that expected African American voter turnout in California could influence the outcome of Prop. 8. However, the Calif. NAACP opposes the measure, and rallies both for and against Prop. 8 are being held at historically black churches. [Link]
The freedom to marry matters to the African American community.
Postedon Oct 13, 2008 at 11:16 am
October 10, 2008
The editorial staff writes, "We believe that if two people are in love and they want to get married, we as a State should not legislate against the happiness of these people. We Urge a No Vote on Prop. 8" (Link)
Learn more about Prop. 8.
Postedon Oct 13, 2008 at 11:00 am
October 9, 2008
La Opinion's editorial board writes in opposition to California's Prop. 8: "We believe this is an unnecessary initiative that would impose a constitutional restriction on rights now held by a group of Californians whose mutual commitment before the law and society poses no danger whatsoever." (Link)
Learn more about California.
Postedon Sep 23, 2008 at 11:37 am
September 22, 2008
"While the possibility that some African-American voters may oppose our fight for equality seems to have caught some white LGBT activists by surprise, it seems that the proponents of marriage discrimination have anticipated this opportunity to capitalize on homophobia among some in the Black and Latino communities." [Link]