EQCA
Equality California
2009 Press Releases

2009 Press Releases

Historic Bills Expanding LGBT Rights and Resources Become Law
12-30-2009


First Statewide Briefing on LGBT Health Held in Sacramento
12-14-2009


Equality California Hails Selection of State's First Openly Gay Assembly Speaker
12-10-2009


Equality California Issues Statement on Assemblymember John A. Pérez and Historic Opportunity for Speaker of California Assembly Position
12-7-2009


Equality California to Air Ad Featuring Same-Sex Couple during MISS CALIFORNIA USA Pageant
11-19-2009


Equality California Institute Urges LGBT Californians to Register to Vote-By-Mail
11-17-2009


Equality California Urges Congress to Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act
11-5-2009


Equality California Devastated by Passage of Maine's Question 1; Elated by victories in Kalamazoo and Washington State
11-4-2009


Equality California Hails Signing of Federal Hate Crimes Law
10-28-2009


Equality California Institute Receives $444,000 Grant from California Department of Mental Health
10-22-2009


Equality California Calls for Strengthening Ongoing Boycott against Anti-Gay Reggae Singer Buju Banton
10-16-2009


Governor Signs Bill Expanding Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Survivors of Domestic Violence
10-12-2009


Governor Signs Harvey Milk Day and Marriage Recognition Bills
10-12-2009


Equality California Marriage Director Receives ECCO’s Lifetime Achievement Award
10-5-2009


Equality California Welcomes New Development Director
9-29-2009


Equality California Finds Confirmation of Poochigian for State Appellate Court Appalling
9-24-2009


Courage Campaign and EQCA join forces to support Manchester Hotels Boycott
9-22-2009


California State Senate, Assembly Urge Congress to Swiftly Pass Employment Non-Discrimination Act
9-12-09


Record 11 Bills, Resolutions Sponsored by Equality California Pass Legislature
9-14-2009


Equality California Delivers Close to 40K Petitions Urging Governor to Sign Harvey Milk Day Bill into Law
9-10-2009


Senate Approves Law Clarifying Rights of Same-Sex Couples Married Outside of California
9-9-2009


Equality California Supports Protest of State Bar Annual Meeting at Manchester Hyatt
9-9-2009


California Assembly Urges Congress to Extend Immigration Rights to Same-Sex Couples
9-8-2009


Assembly Approves Resolution Calling on Federal Government to Change Outdated Blood Donor Policy
9-8-2009


Harvey Milk Day Bill Heading to Governor’s Desk
9-8-2009


Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Law Clarifying Rights of Same-Sex Couples Married Outside of California
9-8-2009


Senator DeSaulnier Introduces Measure to Put California Senate on Record in Favor of ENDA
8-18-2009


State Senate Passes Bill Expanding Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Survivors of Domestic Violence
9-4-2009


California Assembly Passes Harvey Milk Day Bill
9-3-2009


State Assembly Approves Law Clarifying Rights of Same-Sex Couples Married Outside of California
9-3-2009


Prisoner Safety Act Passes California Senate
9-3-2009


Equality California Helps Elect Steve Bradford in 51st Assembly District Special Election
9-2-2009


California Legislature Approves Equal ID Act
9-1-2009


Governor Schwarzenegger, First Lady Maria Shriver Will Induct Harvey Milk into California Hall of Fame
8-25-2009


California Senate Officially Calls for End to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
8-24-2009


Equality California-Sponsored Resolutions on Key Federal Policies Advance in California Legislature
8-18-2009


Equality California Disappointed by Obama Administration's Ongoing Defense of DOMA
8-17-2009


Equality California Endorses Steve Bradford for 51st Assembly District
8-13-2009


Equality California Recommends Returning to Ballot in 2012 to Win Marriage Back for Same-Sex Couples
8-12-2009


Equality California Honors West Hollywood Councilmember Duran and Congresswoman Chu at LA Equality Awards
8-5-2009


President Obama to Bestow Presidential Medal of Freedom on Harvey Milk
7-30-2009


Equality California Calls Governor’s Veto of Critical AIDS Funding Shortsighted, Immoral
7-28-2009


Mass. Governor Deval Patrick to Discuss Ongoing Struggles to Legalize Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
7-28-2009


Los Angeles City Council President Garcetti to Host Reception Welcoming Equality California Marriage Director
7-27-2009


Equality California Endorses Steve Shea for Board of Equalization, Opposes Schwarzenegger's Nominee
7-17-2009


State of California Urges Passage of Federal Hate Crimes Law
7-16-2009


Bill Clarifying Rights of Same-Sex Couples Married Outside of California Passes Key Committee
7-9-2009


LGBT Prisoner Safety Act Passes Key Senate Committee
7-7-2009


Equality California Urges Thorough Investigation of Gay Navy Sailor's Death
7-6-2009


Senator Leno Announces Bill Clarifying Rights of Same-Sex Couples Married Outside of California
7-2-2009


LGBT Domestic Violence Services Bill Passes Key Senate Health Committee
6-26-2009


Resolution Calling For End to 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Passes Key Committee
6-23-2009


EQCA Executive Director Geoff Kors Issues Statement on Governor Schwarzenegger’s Position in Federal Lawsuit to Overturn Prop 8
6-18-2009


Harvey Milk Day Bill Passes Key Assembly Committee
6-18-2009


Equal ID Act Passes Key Senate Committee
6-16-2009


Equality California, Jordan / Rustin Coalition Launch Mobilization Effort on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in African-American Communities
6-16-2009


EQCA Appointed to Governor’s California Complete Count Committee to Help Ensure Complete 2010 Census Count
6-15-2009


EQCA Executive Director Geoff Kors Issues Statement on Attorney General Jerry Brown’s Brief in Support of Federal Lawsuit to Overturn Prop 8
6-12-2009


EQCA Executive Director Geoff Kors Issues Statement on President Obama's Support of Defense of Marriage Act
6-12-2009


CA Supreme Court Upholds Student Civil Rights Act
6-1-2009


EQCA and Senator Kehoe Call on Washington to Overturn 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'
5-28-2009


Court Upholds Prop 8; State Continues To Recognize 18,000 Marriages
5-26-2009


Equality California Vows to Restore Marriage at Ballot Box in Wake of Prop. 8 Ruling
5-26-2009


Equal ID Act Passes California Assembly
5-21-2009


Survivor's Home Protection Act Wins Key Committee Vote
5-19-2009


EQCA and Assemblymember Brownley Call for Repeal of DOMA
5-19-2009


LGBT Domestic Violence Services Bill Passes State Assembly
5-14-2009


Harvey Milk Day Bill Passes Senate
5-14-2009


Assemblymember Nava's Resolution Calls on U.S. Senate to Pass Federal Hate Crimes Legislation
5-14-2009


Equality California Marriage Director Receives Mass. Democratic Party's Top Honor
5-14-2009


EQCA's LGBT Prisoner Safety Act Passes Committee by Unanimous Vote
3-31-2009


LGBT Prisoner Safety Act Passes Assembly with Bipartisan Support
5-11-2009


Workers and Gay Rights Groups to Ban together to Fight for Marriage Equality and expose 'Hyatt Hypocrisy'
5-12-2009


Equal ID Act Passes Key Assembly Committee
5-12-2009


Equality California Congratulates Rabbi Denise Eger on Historic Achievement
5-11-2009


Equality California Launches Historic Win Marriage Back: Make it Real! Campaign
5-7-2009


Oscar Winner Dustin Lance Black Testifies in Support of Harvey Milk Day
5-6-2009


EQCA Executive Director Geoff Kors Issues Statement in Recognition of May Day
5-1-2009


Youth Meet with Lawmakers to call for Harvey Milk Day, Better Access to Mental Health Services
4-20-2009


De León Urges Congress to Eliminate Immigration Barriers for Same Sex Couples
4-20-2009


EQCA Invites Miss California to Meet with Students, Families Headed by Same-Sex Couples
4-22-2009


Equality California’s Geoff Kors Named to Capitol Weekly’s Top 100
4-16-2009


LGBT Domestic Violence Services Bill Passes Key Committee Vote
4-14-2009


California Court of Appeal Affirms Right of Transgender Individuals Living Out-of-State to Change California Birth Certificates
4-14-2009


Equality California's Harvey Milk Day Bill Wins Key Senate Committee Vote
4-14-2009


Equality California Applauds Vermont Legislature Vote in Favor of the Freedom to Marry
4-7-2009


Measure Would Put California on Record against Discrimination in Blood Donations
4-3-2009


Equality California Says Iowa Court's Decision to Uphold Marriage for Same-Sex Couples Should Send Strong Message to CA Justices
4-3-2009


California Activists Explore Transgender Civil Rights at San Diego Conference
3-19-2009


Equality California to Co-Host April 1 Town Hall on Prop. 8, the Fight for the Freedom to Marry
3-31-2009


Equality California Expands Marriage Fight
3-9-2009


Town Hall Meetings Throughout California to Focus on Next Steps in Fight for Freedom to Marry
3-19-2009


Civil Rights Groups Urge Court to Dismiss Challenge to Basic Student Protections
3-19-2009


Legislative Committee Passes Equality California-Sponsored Measure Challenging Prop. 8
2-18-2009


Lieu Introduces Equal ID Act in California Assembly
2-27-2009


Attorneys Urge California Supreme Court to Invalidate Prop 8
3-5-2009


EQCA Executive Director Geoff Kors on Prop 8 Legal Challenge
3-5-2009


Oscar Winner Sean Penn Leads Call for Harvey Milk Day
3-3-2009


State Legislature Goes On Record to Oppose Prop. 8
3-2-2009


Assemblymember John A. Pérez Introduces Legislation to Expand Domestic Violence Services
2-27-2009


Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Equality California-Sponsored Measure Opposing Prop. 8
2-24-2009


Equality California and National Black Justice Coalition Applaud NAACP
2-23-2009


Ammiano Introduces LGBT Prisoner Safety Act in California Assembly
2-23-2009


EQCA Executive Director Geoff Kors Statement on Milk Oscar Wins
2-23-2009


EQCA Executive Director Geoff Kors Urges Bar to Reconsider Hosting Annual Convention at Manchester Hyatt Hotel
2-13-2009


Equality California to Bring Over 2,000 Californians to Sacramento for Lobby Day
2-12-2009


Equality California Remembers Lawrence King One Year after the Teen's Shooting Death
2-12-2009


Geoff Kors Responds to Meg Whitman's Candidacy for California Governor
2-9-2009


California Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Prop 8 Legal Challenge on March 5
2-3-2009


Statement by Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors on Prop. 8 Donor Lawsuit
1-29-2009


Briefing Concludes in Prop 8 Legal Challenge
1-21-2009


EQCA Endorses Curren Price in March 24 Special Senate Election
1-27-2009


Equality California to Honor John Duran with Lifetime Achievement Award
1-23-2009


Travel Grants Send Diverse Leaders to Equality Summit
1-22-2009


Equality California Calls Prop 8 Proponents' New Lawsuit Hypocritical
1-9-2009


Religious and Civil Rights Groups, Legislators, Bar Associations, Labor, Businesses, and Legal Scholars Urge Court to Overturn Prop 8
1-15-2009


Statement by EQCA Executive Director Geoff Kors on the Hundreds of Civil Rights Organizations, Religious Organizations, Businesses, and Others Urging Court to Strike Down Prop 8
1-15-2009


Equality California Presents Award on Behalf of State of California Honoring Harvey Milk
1-14-2009


Attorney General Brown Says Lawsuit Attacking School Safety Law Protecting LGBT Youth Should Be Thrown Out
1-9-2009


Kevin de León Introduces EQCA-Sponsored Legislation to Protect Home Ownership for Same-Sex Couples
1-8-2009


New Filing in Prop 8 Legal Challenge
1-5-2009