Monthly Archives: August 2010

ACLU Statement on Controversy over New York City Islamic Center

Religious freedom is one of America’s most fundamental liberties, and a central principle upon which our nation was founded. For hundreds of years, even in the face of opposition, religious pluralism and tolerance have sustained and helped to define our…

ACLU Challenges Fees Charged by Schools in 3 County Districts

As part of the ACLU’s ongoing investigation of complaints by parents and students that their public schools were charging improper fees for a range of student activities, the ACLU sent letters to three additional school districts in the county to…

Judge’s Decision in Federal Challenge to Prop 8 8/4/10!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn Walker will release a long-awaited ruling today on whether Prop 8 violates the U.S. Constitution. The order will be posted on the Court’s electronic case filing system.Click here between 1 –…

Calfiornia Marriage Ban Struck Down!

In a landmark decision today, a federal judge ruled that Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that excluded same-sex couples from marriage in the state, violates the United States Constitution. The American Civil Liberties Union, the National Center for Lesbian…

ACLU Challenges Fees Charged for School Activities

Concerned that San Diego schools are not complying with California’s laws requiring a free public education, the ACLU today sent a letter to the San Diego Unified School District expressing concern about fees charged by district schools for athletic programs…