Tag Archives: NYCLU

NEW York: Liberty Ridge Wedding Venue Owners Appeal Fine For Turning Away Lesbian Couple

The owners of an upstate New York wedding venue yesterday appeared in court to appeal the $13,000 fine imposed last year after they turned away a lesbian couple. The Associated Press reports: The Giffords’ lawyer, James Trainor, said at the time of the initial ruling that he was surprised the judge did not incorporate the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Hobby ...

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NYPD Gives Finger To NYCLU

I recently wrote about the smartphone app that allows users to record interactions with the NYPD and send the video directly to the NYCLU.  The app launches officially today and the NYCLU has posted the below response from two New York City cops.

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NEW YORK CITY: Judge Rules NYPD’s Stop-And-Frisk Is Unconstitutional

A federal judge today ruled that the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional in some circumstances. Under the policy, cops target “suspicious” citizens on the street and search them for weapons and drugs. Unshockingly, white New Yorkers are rarely considered “suspicious.” The lawsuit, Ligon v. the City of New York, is one of three related cases involving stop-and-frisk practices before ...

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Multiple Groups File Friend-Of-Court
Briefs In Support Of DOMA Overturn

Via press release from the NYCLU: More than fifteen parties – including New York City, three states, members of Congress, civil rights and religious organizations ––plan to file briefs today in support of Edith “Edie” Windsor’s constitutional challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In June, a federal district judge in New York ruled in Windsor’s favor that section ...

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Broadway Stands Up For Civil Liberties

It looks like a fantastic show. General admission tickets are only $60.

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NYCLU Relaunches Fight For Marriage

The NYCLU has begun a campaign to relaunch the fight for marriage equality in New York. All New Yorkers deserve the freedom to marry. New Yorkers across the state and political spectrum agree, and so does the State Assembly and Governor Paterson. Sadly, at the end of 2009, the New York State Senate voted against marriage fairness. Though the vote ...

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Citizen Non-Citizen

The NYCLU sends this today: The NYCLU, in collaboration with the LGBT Community Center and the Office of Congressman Jerrold Nadler, looks at discrimination against LGBT families in our immigration system and the ongoing efforts to reform the system in Congress through the Uniting American Families Act and comprehensive immigration reform. Citizen/Non-Citizen highlights the heart wrenching story of Britta and ...

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NYCLU Sues School District Over Harassment Of Gay Student

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a local school district, alleging that they failed to protect a gay student from physical and verbal harassment. The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against the Mohawk Central School District in Herkimer County for failing to protect a gay student who does not conform ...

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At The Queens Marriage Rally

About 2500 activists turned out in Astoria, Queens yesterday to pressure state Sen. George Onorado to change his mind about marriage equality. In this clip, Donna Lieberman from the NYCLU addresses the crowd. A new site MarriageNY has been created for contacting members of the New York Senate.

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Just Issued: Guide To Your Rights As A Gay New Yorker Married Out Of State

The Empire State Pride Agenda, the ACLU, the NYCLU, and Lambda Legal have collaborated to create a document called Your Government Respects Your Marriage: Developments in New York State Agency Recognition of Same-Sex Couples’ Out-of-State Marriages. View the complete publication here. (PDF) From the NYCLU press release: “Couples in New York who have never known true security for their families ...

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Another Win For Marriage In NY

Basing its decision on an earlier win for gay couples married out of state, a New York appellate court today reaffirmed that the state will recognize those marriages. A New York State appellate court today ruled that the valid marriages of lesbian and gay couples entered into outside of New York must be recognized in this state. This decision comes ...

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