EQCA
Equality California
2002-2004

2002-2004 Press Releases

State Assembly Passes Historic Foster Care Nondiscrimination Bill
MAY 12, 2003


COMPREHENSIVE HATE CRIME BILL PASSES CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE SENATE
5-25-04


CALIFORNIA HAS MOST SUPPORTIVE LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNOR FOR LGBT RIGHTS IN NATION
11-29-2004


Referendum on California's Historic Domestic Partner Law Fails to Qualify for Ballot
Dec. 22, 2003


Governor Davis Makes History With Signature on Domestic Partner Rights & Responsibilities Act of 2003
Sept. 19, 2003


FIRST LGBT EQUALITY BILL GOES TO GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER FOR SIGNATURE
8-16-04


A CAPE-Sponsored Gender Non-Discrimination Bill Passes Key Assembly Committee
March 19, 2003


EQCA ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF TRANSGENDER EQUALITY CALIFORNIA
11-29-2004


CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE STUDY: SAME-SEX MARRIAGE WOULD SAVE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALMOST ONE BILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR
June 22, 2004


Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon, First Same-Sex Couple to Marry, Special Guests at EQCA Palm Springs Reception on May 15
May 11, 2004


Same Sex Couples Married in San Francisco & Supporters Leave on 10 Stop Cross-Country Tour of U.S. - Arriving in Washington D.C. For National Rally on October 11, 2004
9-30-04


Equality California and Marriage Equality California Encouraged by Gains in Public Support for Legal Equality for Same-Sex Couples
4-27-04


CA LEGISLATURE TO CONSIDER COMPETING RESOLUTIONS FOR AND AGAINST FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT
June 8, 2004


Equality California, Six Couples And Our Family Coalition File Lawsuit Seeking The Right To Marry For Lesbian & Gay Couples
3-12-04


EQCA Celebrates Historic NY Marriage Decision


California Supreme Court Ponders Narrow Legal Issue in Deciding Fate of 4,037 Marriage Licenses Issued To Same-Sex Couples
5-25-04


EQCA & NCLR Call Governor's Remarks on Marriage Dangerous and Misleading
February 20, 2004


First Same-Sex Couple Married in U.S. and California’s
LGBT Civil Rights Organization Move to Join Cases Before Supreme Court

March 1, 2004


Governor Davis Signs Equality California's Groundbreaking Equal Benefits Domestic Partner Bill
Oct. 12, 2003


Equality California Releases Results of Candidate Survey
on Lgbt Civil Rights Issues

February 25, 2004


Assembly Health Committee Passes AB 2208 Insurance Equality Act
3-30-04


Foster Care Nondiscrimination Bill Overwhelmingly Passes Fiscal Committee
APRIL 30, 2003


EQCA Director Geoff Kors Debates Lou Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition
12-21-04


EQCA & Garamendi Sponsor Kehoe's
Domestic Partner Insurance Equality Act

February 17, 2004


An Amazing Opportunity . . .
An Op-Ed by Geoffrey Kors, Executive Director, Equality California


CALIFORNIA SENATE COMMITTEE OPPOSES CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO PROTECT BI-NATIONAL SAME-SEX COUPLES
8-10-04


CALIFORNIA SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BILL PUT ON HOLD UNTIL DECEMBER AS SUPPORT GROWS
5-19-04


Tourism and Same-Sex Marriage
By Brad Sears and Lee Badgett


NCLR & EQCA Issue Publication on California's New Domestic Partnership Law
12-15-04


Equality California Announces Campaign to Defeat
Right-Wing Attack on Domestic Partners Bill

Oct. 10, 2003


EQCA STATEMENT ON U.S. FEDERAL APPEALS COURT RULING THAT CAMPUSES CAN EXCLUDE MILITARY RECRUITERS FOR DISCRIMINATORY POLICY
11-30-2004


EQCA SPONSORED NON-DISCRIMINATION BILL PASSES ASSEMBLY LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE
4-26-04


Equality California Sponsored AB 2208 by Assemblymember Christine Kehoe Moves to the Senate Judiciary Committee
June 17, 2004


CAPE-Sponsored Domestic Partner Equity Bill Introduced LGBT Caucus and CAPE Share List of Priority Legislation for 2003
January 28, 200


California Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Equality California’S Groundbreaking Domestic Partners Bill
Aug 26, 2003 - PDF Format


Gender Nondiscrimination Bill Passes Senate Judiciary Committee
June 17, 2003 - PDF Format


EQCA SPONSORED EMPLOYMENT NON-DISCRIMINATION BILL PASSES ASSEMBLY
5-18-04


ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE PASSES AB 2208 INSURANCE EQUALITY ACT
4-20-04


Equality California Demands Retraction from Senator Feinstein
11-5-2004


Equality California, State's LGBT Rights Group, Calls on Palm Springs Assemblymember Bonnie Garcia to Return Funds from Anti-Gay Extremist
10-26-2004


Marriage Equality California and Equality California
Commend U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi for Supporting Marriage Equality and Mayor Gavin Newsom

3-24-04


Domestic Partner Bill Passes Senate Revenue Tax Committee
July 9, 2003 - PDF Format


State Assembly Passes Historic Gender Nondiscrimination Bill
April 21, 2003


EQUALITY CALIFORNIA PAC ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT OF PRO-EQUALITY SAN DIEGO CANDIDATES FOR STATE LEGISLATURE
9-21-04


BI-PARTISAN SENATE VOTE REJECTS BUSH'S DISCRIMINATORY FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT
7-14-04


Religious Leaders Descend on California’s Capitol In Support Of Equality California’s Same-Sex Marriage Legislation
4-19-04


Equality California Praises Historic Supreme Court Decision Recognizing Right Of Privacy For All Americans
June 26, 2004 - PDF Format


Governor Davis To Sign Equality California’S Groundbreaking Domestic Partners Bill
Aug 18, 2003 - PDF Format


GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER SIGNS GROUND BREAKING DOMESTIC PARTNER INSURANCE EQUALITY LEGISLATION
9-14-04


Eqca Denounces President's Support For Anti-Gay Discrimination
July 30, 2003 - PDF Format


EQCA Applauds SF Mayor Newsom's Effort to Issue Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples
February 11, 2004


WHERE WE STAND
12-9-04


Equality California Condemns U.S. House Bill Stripping Federal Courts' Review of the "Defense of Marriage Act"
7-19-2004


FINAL PUSH TO PASS EQUALITY CALIFORNIA’S 2004 LGBT RIGHTS LEGISLATION UNDERWAY AS LEGISLATORS RETURN TO SACRAMENTO
8-3-04


EQCA STATEMENT ON CANADA'S HIGHEST COURT UPHOLDING
12-9-04


No Gay Rights Backlash In California
Field Poll Shows Continued Increase In Support For Equality For Same-Sex Couples

Aug 29, 2003 - PDF Format


UCLA STUDY FINDS MARRIAGE EQUALITY RESULTS IN HUGE WINDFALL FOR CALIFORNIA'S BUDGET
5-11-04


Statement of Equality California Executive Director Geoffrey Kors on Governor Schwarzenegger's signing of Syringe Access Legislation
9-21-04


KEY EQUALITY CALIFORNIA SPONSORED LEGISLATION INCLUDING HATE CRIMES BILL, RESOLUTION OPPOSING DISCRIMINATORY FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT AND RESOLUTION SUPPORTING PPIA ADVANCE IN CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE
June 15, 2004


SHIFT IN VOTES ON GAY RIGHTS LEGISLATION AS CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY PASSES EQUALITY CALIFORNIA’S AND KEHOE’S DOMESTIC PARTNER EQUAL INSURANCE BILL
5-20-04


EQCA Releases 2003 Legislator Voting Records
Dec. 29, 2003


Massachusetts Court Rules for Equal Access to Marriage by Same-Sex Couples
Nov. 18, 2003


Equality California Celebrates The New Year's Historic Gains in LGBT Relationship Protections that Go Into Effect Jan. 1st
12-30-2004


ANOTHER VICTORY FOR MARRIAGE ADVOCATES IN SAN FRANCISCO
February 20, 2004


Gay Rights Groups And Same-Sex Couples Ask
California Supreme Court To Enforce Constitutional
Requirement Of Equal Protection

March 5, 2004


PRO-GAY LEGISLATION APPROVED IN LEGISLATURE, ANTI-GAY LEGISLATION DIES
June 23, 2004


Lobby Day In Sacramento A Success
MAY 20, 2003 - PDF Format


REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR SIGNS DOMESTIC PARTNER BILL AS HOUSE REJECTS BUSH'S FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT
9-30-04


CAPE Condemns Recent ANTI-GAY Statements by Radical Right
February 3, 2003


Equality California’S Groundbreaking Equal Benefits
Domestic Partner Bill Passes Legislature And Goes To Governor Davis

Sept. 13, 2003


Lesbian and Gay Couples in San Francisco Are Granted Marriage Licenses
February 12, 2004


California Governor Signs Equality California's Historic Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Bill
Landmark Measure by San Francisco Assemblyman Mark Leno is first of three LGBT Bills to Reach Davis' Desk

Aug 3, 2003 - PDF Format


EQCA Celebrates Massachusetts Court Ruling
February 4, 2004


State Tax Board Equalizes Tax Treatment For Domestic Partners
July 9, 2003 - PDF Format


Republican Legislators File Ballot Measure To Overturn California’S New Domestic Partnership Law
Oct. 2, 2003


Justice for Gwen Delayed, Not Denied
June 22, 2004


CALIFORNIA MARRIAGE BILL HELD PENDING FURTHER REVIEW
5-12-04


STATEMENT ON U.S. SUPREME COURT REJECTION OF CHALLENGE TO MASSACHUSETTS MARRIAGES
11-29-2004


California Legislature Includes Domestic Partners In New State Health Care Program
Sept. 15, 2003


STATE-WIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS SUPPORT MARRIAGE BILL
5-18-04


California Couples Celebrate Historic Day for Marriage Equality in Massachusetts and Hope California Courts and Legislature Move Quickly To End Marriage Discrimination in California
5-17-04


AB 458 - Foster Care Non-Discrimination Bill Passes Key Assembly Committee
April 8, 2003


Equality California Denounces Proposition 54
August 7, 2003


Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction in Lawsuit Challenging AB 205
Dec. 18, 2003


A Equal Benefits Bill (AB 17)
December 2, 2002


Equality California Fights Amendment With Log Cabin Republicans
3-21-04


Cape: Landmark Gender Non-Discrimination Bill Heads To Assembly Floor - AB 196 [Leno]
April 2, 2003


CALIFORNIA SENATE OPPOSES SO CALLED "FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT"
8-18-04


California Supreme Court Allows San Francisco to
Continue Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

February 27, 2004


Just-Released EQCA Scorecard Demonstrates Importance of the California Election
10-26-04


FIRST EVER TRANSGENDER HEALTH HEARING A BIG SUCCESS
11-23-2004


Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee Votes to Support LGBT Veterans
January 14, 2004


Governor Davis Highlights Domestic Partnership Legislation in New Statewide Television Anti-Recall Ad
Sept. 30, 2003


President Bush Supports Denial of Marriage to Lesbian and Gay Americans
January 20, 2004


California Senate Approves Equality California’S Groundbreaking Domestic Partners Bill
Aug 26, 2003 - PDF Format


Statement of Equality California Executive Director Geoffrey Kors on Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart Threatening to Kill Gays
9-21-04


Californians Elect Moderate Republican as Next Governor
Exit Polls Find Widespread Support for Domestic Partner Law

Oct. 7, 2003


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE PASSES EQUALITY CALIFORNIA’S 2004 LGBT RIGHTS LEGISLATION
8-26-04


EQCA's Marriage License Non-Discrimination Act Introduced on Freedom to Marry Day
February 12, 2004


CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE PASSES EQUALITY CALIFORNIA’S AND KEHOE’S DOMESTIC PARTNER INSURANCE EQUALITY BILL AND LIEBER'S RESOLUTION SUPPORTING EQUAL IMMIGRATION RIGHTS
8-19-04


Judge Holds California Domestic Partnership Law is Valid
9-8-04


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION PROMOTES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, ENSURES CIVIL MARRIAGE FOR GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES
12-7-2004


Key Legislative Races Likely to be Decisive in Battle to Pass Marriage Equality Legislation in California
10-26-04


Equality California Issues 2003 Legislative Report
Dec. 3, 2003


Assembly Appropriations Committee Passes Domestic Partner Bills Expected To Save California State Budget Millions
AB 205 and AB 17 Now Head for Assembly Floor Vote

MAY 28, 2003 - PDF Format


GAY AND TRANS-INCLUSIVE COMPREHENSIVE HATE CRIME BILL PASSES CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY WITH BIPARTISAN SUPPORT
8-24-04


CALIFORNIA'S PRO-LGBT EQUALITY LEGISLATURE SWORN IN
12-6-2004


Landmark Domestic Partner Bills Overwhelmingly Pass First Committee - Gay Rights Group Calls Today "Historic"
April 1, 2003


Equality California’S Historic Domestic Partner Rights Bill Passes California State Assembly
AB 205 Extends Significant Rights & Responsibilities to Protect All Families

June 04, 2003 - PDF Format


California’S Historic Domestic Partners Bill Passes Final Legislative Hurdle After Gaining Two New Supporters
Sept. 3, 2003 - PDF Format


PRELIMINARY RETURNS SHOW DECISIVE ELECTION VICTORY FOR LGBT EQUALITY IN CALIFORNIA
11-3-2004


Equality California Endorses No On Recall/Yes On Bustamante
Sept. 18, 2003


Cape Expresses Disappointment Over Stalled Gay Veterans Memorial Bill
APRIL 30, 2003


MARRIAGES IN SF WILL CONTINUE FOR NOW
February 17, 2004


EQCA Celebrates Inauguration of Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuńez
February 9, 2004


EQCA, California's Statewide LGBT PAC, Announcs Additional Endorsements as November Election Looms
10-15-04


Governor Davis Signs Historic Foster Care Bill
Sept. 8, 2003 - PDF Format


EQUALITY CALIFORNIA JOINS NGLTF IN HONORING MILLIONS LOST TO AIDS BY CLOSING OFFICES ON JUNE 11
6-9-04


Equality California Praises Governor Schwarzenegger
for Stand Against the Federal Marriage Discrimination Amendment

March 1, 2004


2002 Legislative Voting Record
October 10, 2002


Equality California – June Legislative Update From Sacramento
June 22, 2004


California Legislature To Consider Resolution Opposing Discriminatory Constitutional Amendment
February 25, 2004


California Governor Stands Against the Federal Marriage Discrimination Amendment and Wouldn’t Have
a Problem with Marriage

March 2, 2004


Fiscal Committee Hears Testimony That Domestic Partner Bill Would Save California Taxpayers Millions Of Dollars
APRIL 30, 2003


COMPREHENSIVE HATE CRIME BILL PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE
4-29-04


Equality California’S Groundbreaking Equal Benefits/Domestic Partner Bill Passes California State Assembly
Businesses Joined Civil Rights and Labor Groups in Support of Legislation

June 05, 2003 - PDF Format


First Major Lgbt-Rights Bill Of 2003 Goes To Governor’S Desk
State Senate Approves Historic Measure to Ban Gender-Based Discrimination

July 24, 2003 - PDF Format


IN HISTORIC FIRST, CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE PASSES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BILL
4-20-04


EQCA and NCLR Denounce Kerry’s Support of
Discriminatory Amendment to Massachusetts Constitution

February 26, 2004


Equality California Criticizes Anti-Gay Media Tour Opposing California’S Domestic Partner Bill
June 25, 2003 - PDF Format


EQCA Sponsors Resolution to Support the Permanent Partners Immigration Act (PPIA)
February 5, 2004


EQUALITY CALIFORNIA CELEBRATES OPENING OF THIRD ANNUAL LGBT PRIDE EXHIBIT IN STATE CAPITOL
6-7-04


Senator Pete Knight Tells Equality California of Change in His Position on Same-Sex Relationships
4-09-04
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