Monthly Archives: February 2011

President Obama Says Discriminatory ‘Defense of Marriage Act Is Unconstitutional

NEW YORK – In an historic show of support for equal treatment under the law, the Obama administration announced today that it will no longer defend the discriminatory “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) in court. In a statement, Attorney General…

Presidents Day

In honor of Presidents Day, the ACLU offices will be closed today. Celebrate our constitutional principles today!

ACLU to State’s Sheriffs: Stop Targeting Immigrants!

February 17, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO – In a letter to sheriffs, the American Civil Liberties Union California affiliates called on sheriffs across California to cease costly and harmful practices that target immigrant communities. The call accompanies a report highlighting personal…

Renters Deserve Free Speech Rights Too

SAN DIEGO – Tenants will have the right to display campaign signs in the windows of their rented homes if a bill introduced today by Senator Christine Kehoe and backed by the ACLU passes in the California legislature and is…

ACLU Annual Meeting

This past November, the local and statewide political landscape shifted dramatically, creating new political realities that could threaten civil liberties. While the rise of extremists elsewhere in the country got major coverage, little attention has been paid to the return…