ACLU Marches with Pride!

July 21, 2007

San Diego – The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties marched in a high-energy, extremely successful San Diego Pride Parade through the uptown neighborhood of Hillcrest. As the contingent passed the first reviewing stand, the announcer declared, “Thank God for the ACLU! If it wasn’t for this amazing organization, we wouldn’t be marching here today. It was the ACLU that helped us get the permit for the first march back in 1984. Thank you, ACLU!”

This year’s theme was “United for Equality.” More than 150 groups and organizations marched in the parade in support of equal rights for the LGBT community of San Diego. The San Diego Pride Parade is the seventh largest in the nation with more than 150,000 spectators.

Since its first marriage lawsuit for same-sex couples in 1972, the ACLU has been at the forefront of both legal and public education efforts to secure equal rights for same-sex couples and win legal recognition for LGBT relationships.