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Appeals court delays transgender inmate’s surgery after panel recommends parole

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
The separate decisions make it less likely that convicted killer Michelle-Lael Norsworthy will receive prison-funded sex reassignment surgery before she is released. [...]

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Parole could end transgender inmate’s effort to have reassignment surgery

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
State officials say 51-year-old Michelle-Lael Norsworthy has postponed her parole hearing several times with the hope of having the surgery. [...]

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U.S congresswoman demands FTC investigation of ‘gay conversion therapy’ practices

Thursday, May 14, 2015
U.S. Rep.Jackie Speier (D-Calif.)
U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier is calling for an investigation into the potentially unfair or deceptive claims and advertising practices of therapists who administer so-called “conversion therapy.” [...]

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A gay dad draws protest from the school that cancelled a play about two gay penguins

Thursday, May 14, 2015
tango
As writers and activists enter the public discussions, they tend to adopt a style and way of communicating that works for them. For me, I am a gay dad who writes people letters in a very public way... [...]

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California attorney general granted more time to stop ‘shoot the gays’ ballot initiative

Friday, May 8, 2015
Kamala Harris
California Attorney General Kamala Harris was granted an extension to the deadline her office faced next week for processing a proposed ballot initiative that advocates killing anyone who engages in gay sex. [...]

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California transgender inmate’s lawyers seek swift sex reassignment surgery

Friday, May 8, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
The state has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a stay as it appeals the San Francisco-based judge's order. [...]

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California seeks to block inmate’s sex reassignment surgery

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
Officials want a federal appeals court to block a judge's order that the state immediately provide a transgender prisoner with sex reassignment surgery. [...]

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San Diego man sentenced in HIV infection case

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Thomas Guerra
A San Diego man authorities said intentionally spread HIV to his former boyfriend, and possibly several others, has been sentenced to six months in jail. [...]

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Gay dad on the elementary school mob that cancelled a play about a gay penguin family

Saturday, May 2, 2015
tango
There was another significant hearing this week on Tuesday about same sex relationships and whether to ban them. [...]

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Judge won’t delay order on California transgender inmate’s sex reassignment surgery

Monday, April 27, 2015
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U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar made his ruling in response to a request by state corrections officials, who also have appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. [...]

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