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Calif. requires health plans to offer equal fertility coverage for same-sex couples

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Unmarried and same-sex couples will be ensured the same access to insurance coverage for fertility treatments as heterosexual couples under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Tuesday. [...]

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Calif. governor Jerry Brown signs transgender birth certificate bill

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill designed to make it easier for transgender Californians to obtain birth certificates reflecting name and gender changes. [...]

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Social media trolls hammer transgender homecoming queen

Monday, September 23, 2013
Cassidy-Lynn-Campbell-backlash
A transgender teen in Orange County, Calif., who was crowned her school’s Homecoming Queen last week, has been deluged by an outpouring of negative feedback on and transphobic comments on social media. [...]

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Theology professor to leave Christain college after coming out as transgender

Monday, September 23, 2013
Heath Adam Ackley
AZUSA, Calif. -- A veteran theology professor at Azusa Pacific University, a California Christian college, has been asked to leave his teaching post of 15 years after announcing last week that he is transgender. [...]

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Transgender teen crowned Homecoming Queen at Calif. high school

Saturday, September 21, 2013
KNBC-TVCassidy Lynn Campbell
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- A transgender student made history Friday night when she was elected crowned homecoming queen at an Orange County, Calif. high school. [...]

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Calif. town mayor stripped of duties for declaring June LGBT pride month

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Virginia Gurrola
PORTERVILLE, Calif. -- An ongoing clash in Porterville, Calif., between the mayor and city council members over a proclamation designating June as LGBT Pride month, has cost the mayor and vice mayor their jobs. [...]

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Court to decide if juror can be dismissed based on sexual orientation

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO -- An appeals court gave little indication Wednesday whether a potential juror can be booted from a trial solely because of sexual orientation. [...]

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Calif. bill that would penalize Boy Scouts’ tax exempt status shelved

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Ricardo Lara
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A bill to strip the Boy Scouts of America of its tax-exempt status in California because of the organization's refusal to allow gay troop leaders stalled Thursday in the Legislature after failing to garner enough votes to pass. [...]

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Calif. Senate OKs bill to aid transgender citizens with name changes, identity documents

Monday, September 9, 2013
Toni Atkins
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California state Senate on Friday approved a bill to provide transgender citizens improved access to legal name changes and identity documents that accurately reflect their gender identity. [...]

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Transgender students face ‘outing’ when schools do not have inclusive policies

Saturday, September 7, 2013
SDSU
Getting accustomed to a new school as a transfer student may be a difficult experience. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies junior Rob Ortiz, the necessary first week of school changes and challenges were added to by another set of stressors: dealing with a university staff that was not [...]

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