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Californians Against Hate opens San Diego office

Fred Karger cut the ribbon earlier this week, or rather the caution tape, to officially open their first real office in the 301 University building.

Successful Open Service Requires Leadership

Allowing open gays in the services will lead to mass resignations, a downturn in recruitment and damage to readiness by destroying unit cohesion. Sound familiar?

"No Doubt” Forces Stretched Too Thin

“There's no doubt that there has been for many, many years a strain on our forces; that that strain has caused repeated tours,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs recently when asked if Secretary Gates will reduce discharges under DADT.

Happy Holidays Mr. President, from our family to yours

Today Equality California joins fellow national and local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) family groups throughout the country in launching the From Our Family to Yours Campaign. In addition to spreading holiday cheer, the campaign will increase visibility and awareness about the need for federal protections for the LGBT community.

New Military Times poll results may present a highly unfavorable view of gays in the military

A new poll of subscribers to the various Military Times publications (e.g., Army Times, Navy Times, etc.) may have enough selection bias and negatively biased questions toward gays serving in the military that it will likely provide support for those who do not want “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) repealed.

Budgets equal lives- CalADAP on the ropes

HIV/AIDS service-providers, recipients, and advocates will likely find a big lump of coal in their stockings this holiday season. That’s because according to budget projections, California’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (CalADAP) has a target on its back this upcoming fiscal year.

Immigration Equality joins coalition calling for action on ENDA

On Friday, Immigration Equality joined a coalition of other LGBT organizations in calling on Congress to take immediate action on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The coalition letter follows an indefinite postponement of Congressional hearings on the bill, and calls on lawmakers to move the bill immediately.

Winning Equality in New York and California

The news from the New York State Senate this week was sad to hear. In their vote on a bill that would have ended marriage discrimination against same-sex couples in the state, eight Democratic senators and five Republican senators who had indicated their willingness to vote for the bill ended up voting no. The bill did not pass.