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30 Mar 2012, 3:21 pm by Suzanne Ito
Every day is a day to celebrate James Esseks, director of the ACLU's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and AIDS Project. [read post]
14 Feb 2011, 6:58 pm by Sam Ritchie, ACLU
Just a few weeks after a fantastic piece outlining the struggle for marriage rights – and quoting the ACLU LGBT Project’s very own James Esseks – the New York Times today published an editorial in support of our challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, Windsor v. [read post]
Watch this video of my colleague James Esseks, head of the ACLU's LGBT Project, as he speaks about the ACLU's commitment to fighting DADT: Please note that by playing this clip You Tube and Google will place a long-term cookie on your computer. [read post]
23 Oct 2014, 7:58 am by Joshua Barajas
James Esseks, leader of the American Civil Liberties Union’s same-sex marriage efforts, said Wilson and other officials have no excuse to keep up their fight. [read post]
13 Feb 2012, 10:52 am by Suzanne Ito, ACLU
In a statement released after the bill passed the House, James Esseks, director of the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Project, said: "Washingtonians should be proud of their legislature and their governor for standing on the right side of history by securing fairness and dignity for all families. [read post]
26 Jun 2013, 10:45 am by Michelle O'Neil
James Esseks , Director of ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project interpreted it this way: • “The core provision of DOMA required the federal government to treat the marriages of same-sex couples one way (as though they had never happened) and the marriages of straight couples a different way (respecting their validity in 1,138 federal contexts). [read post]
11 Aug 2017, 4:26 am by SHG
If the ACLU, and James Esseks, can’t persuade their own staff lawyer that the principle is worthy of defense, then it speaks to what’s become of principle in the Age of Emotion. [read post]
19 Apr 2011, 2:03 pm by Suzanne Ito, ACLU
NPR featured our video on their website , accompanied by an interview that featured the LBGT Project's James Esseks (one of Edie’s lawyers). [read post]
26 Aug 2014, 7:01 am by By Chase Strangio, Staff Attorney, ACLU
Ken Falk of the ACLU of Indiana and Camilla Taylor of Lambda Legal will be arguing for the plaintiffs in the Indiana cases while James Esseks, director of the ACLU's LGBT & AIDS Project, will be arguing for the plaintiffs in the Wisconsin one. [read post]
4 Feb 2011, 1:29 pm by Sam Ritchie, ACLU
Recently, James Esseks, Director of the ACLU’s LGBT Project, gave a presentation where he compared our current relationship recognition map to the way the same map would have looked in 2000 and 2005. [read post]
As James Esseks, Director of the ACLU's LGBT Project, said, "For the first time, a federal court has conducted a trial and found that there is absolutely no reason to deny same-sex couples the fairness and dignity of marriage." [read post]
30 Mar 2018, 8:15 am
We sat down with three lawyers from our LGBT & HIV Project — Josh Block, Chase Strangio, and James Esseks — to break it down. [read post]
25 Jun 2014, 2:04 pm
She would like to give a shout out and her gratitude to her legal team including: James Esseks from the ACLU, Roberta Kaplan, litigation partner at Paul, Weiss, et al, Pamela Karlan of the Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and Donna Lieberman of the New York Civil Liberties Union. [read post]
16 Aug 2016, 7:30 am
The local lawyers were joined by attorneys from national advocacy groups, including the ACLU’s James Esseks, who had already a hand in winning another monumental gay rights case in 2013 that broadened the federal definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. [read post]
5 Dec 2017, 1:44 pm by Mark Walsh
The American Civil Liberties Union, which represents Craig and Mullins, has a strong presence here today, with legal director David Cole to argue part of the case, ACLU lawyers such as James Esseks and Louise Melling in the bar section, and retired legal director Steven Shapiro in the public gallery. [read post]
6 Oct 2014, 3:31 pm by Ariel Min
James Esseks is the Director of the ALSU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project. [read post]
28 Jun 2017, 4:24 am by SHG
“The law is squarely on David and Charlie’s side because when businesses are open to the public, they’re supposed to be open to everyone,” said James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT Project. [read post]
30 Mar 2017, 9:30 pm by Justin S. Daniel
Although the repeal and replace bill has the endorsement of North Carolina’s Democratic Governor Roy Cooper, James Esseks of the American Civil Liberties Union’s LGBT Project reportedly said the bill “is not a repeal of H.B. 2,” but merely a reinforcement of “the worst aspects of the law. [read post]
31 Mar 2017, 11:11 am by Adeline Rolnick
Although the repeal and replace bill has the endorsement of North Carolina’s Democratic Governor Roy Cooper, James Esseks of the American Civil Liberties Union’s LGBT Project reportedly said the bill “is not a repeal of H.B. 2,” but merely a reinforcement of “the worst aspects of the law. [read post]