Monthly Archives: October 2012

Know Your Rights: A Californian’s Guide to Voting!

A Voting Checklist Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th  You must be registered to vote.  You can check to make sure you are  registered to vote this November in San Diego county here. If You Vote in Person, You Need to…

Federal Appeals Court Declares “Defense of Marriage Act” Unconstitutional

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court ruled today that the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) unconstitutionally discriminates against married same-sex couples. In striking down DOMA, the court held that government discrimination against lesbians and gay men now is…

San Diego ACLU Statement on Potential SDGE Gag Order

We understand lawyers for San Diego Gas & Electric Company believe that recent publicity may impact the upcoming trial concerning alleged discrimination by SDG&E, which is set for October 19 in San Diego Superior Court. According to the lawyers, “SDG&E…

ACLU Victory: No More Shackles on Pregnant Prisoners

After years of work from the ACLU of California and our allies, dangerous shackles and restraints can no longer be used on pregnant women in our state’s prisons and jails. Last Friday, Governor Brown signed AB 2530, authored by San…

ACLU Wins Fight to Protect Constitutional Right to Free Public Education in California

(Los Angeles)-The American Civil Liberties Union of California and the law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP today announced that they would dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against the State of California on behalf of public school students who had…