API Legal Outreach has continued to play a lead role in coalitions and causes on the cutting edge of the struggle for social justice.
Equal Protection Under the Law
API Legal Outreach has joined with a number of civil rights and community organizations under the umbrella of Asian Equality to demand equal treatment for gay and lesbian families. API Legal Outreach staff spoke out at a statewide press conference to denounce the “Defense of Marriage” initiative, which would strip domestic partners of all their rights under the law.
API Legal Outreach has also joined a coalition of legal and community groups in filing an amicus brief before the California Supreme Court in challenging the denial of marriage to same-sex couples. For more information, visit www.asianequality.org.
Justice For Claire Joyce Tempongko: A Call to End Violence Against Women
On September 30, 2008, a jury returned a guilty verdict against Tari Ramirez for the murder of Claire Joyce Tempongko [read more]. However, San Francisco Departments continue the struggle to improve services to those facing domestic violence. As we heard from Clara Tempongko, Claire's mother, as a speaker at our anniversary event, the struggle to end domestic violence and improve access to services must continue. For Clara and Claire's children, their memories will sustain this continuing work. API staff has provided assistance to not only the family but also the movement to awaken the community, improve city services, and make services more accessible for the Filipino community.
Recently Filed Amicus Briefs [read more]
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