Today, PFLAG National filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in the landmark Perry v. Hollingsworth case. The case challenges the constitutionality of “Proposition 8″ legislation in California, which eliminated the right for same-sex couples to marry. The brief from PFLAG National shares the stories of PFLAG families and the very real impact that their lack of equal protection under the law has not just on the couples, but on their whole families.
The Southern Poverty Law Center announced today that Alabama’s Jefferson County Board of Education abolished its unlawful policy banning male students from wearing earrings – a policy that discriminated on the basis of sex and violated students’ free-speech rights: www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/responding-to-splc-demand-alabama-s-jefferson-county-board-of-education-lifts-ban-
“From generation to generation, ordinary Americans have led a proud and inexorable march toward freedom, fairness, and full equality under the law not just for some, but for all. Ours is a heritage forged by those who organized, agitated, and advocated for change; who wielded love stronger than hate and hope more powerful than insult or injury; who fought to build for themselves and their families a Nation where no one is a second-class citizen, no one is denied basic rights, and all of us are free to live and love as we see fit…” Click here to read it all.
Big news concerning the Boy Scouts of America and their long-standing policy regarding GLBT members and leaders……..could change be on it’s way? Our voices do make a difference! eagle-scout-challenges-boy-scouts-anti-gay-policy-162046121–abc-news-topstories.html
The New York Times’ editorial board today celebrated recent news that Dr. Robert Spitzer, a psychiatrist whose work has helped fuel the “ex-gay movement,” had admitted his studies were flawed, misleading and dangerous.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, Alabama, is a nonprofit civil rights organization that combats bigotry and discrimination through litigation, advocacy and education. For more information, visit www.splcenter.org.