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Prosecution deferred for transgender student facing battery charge

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Jewlyes Gutierrez
HERCULES, Calif. — A transgender teenager facing a misdemeanor battery charge after defending herself from school bullies was in court Thursday and entered into an agreement that allows her to participate in a restorative justice program, which would defer prosecution ...

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Calif. conversion therapy ban put on hold pending Supreme Court review

Monday, February 3, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's ban on conversion therapy for minors, the controversial practice that aims to turn gay youths straight, will remain on hold while opponents of the ban ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn it. ...

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Gay Vietnamese Americans return to Lunar New Year parade

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Nick Ut, APParticipants march Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 in the Lunar New Year parade, as part of the gay and lesbian group Viet Rainbow of Orange County, in Westminster, Calif.
WESTMINSTER, Calif. — After being sidelined from last year's Lunar New Year parade, gay Vietnamese Americans marched with pride on Saturday in this year's event. ...

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Federal appeals court upholds Calif. ban on reparative therapy for minors

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO --A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling upholding a California law that prohibits psychological counseling aimed at changing a minor's sexual orientation. ...

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‘Case Against 8’ documents five-year effort to overturn Calif. gay marriage ban

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP (File)Attorneys David Boies, left, and Theodore Olson, address members of the media outside the Supreme Court in Washington on March 26, 2013.
PARK CITY, Utah — Attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies once argued the Bush v. Gore case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, but they say fighting California's law prohibiting same-sex marriage is the most significant thing they've done. ...

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Toni Atkins chosen next Speaker of Calif. state assembly

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Toni Atkins
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California state Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins of San Diego has been chosen by her Democratic colleagues to succeed Speaker John A. Pérez as the next Speaker of the Assembly. ...

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HBO holds reception for gay couples at ‘The Case Against 8’ Sundance premiere

Saturday, January 18, 2014
The "Case Against 8" is behind the scenes documentary of the high-profile trial that overturned California's Proposition 8, the state's controversial ban on same-sex marriage. Pictured: Plaintiffs Kris Perry,  Sandy Stier, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo.
PARK CITY, Utah -- Though they are not considered legally married in Utah, several gay and lesbian couples were feted with a wedding celebration as part of HBO's promotion of its upcoming documentary on gay marriage, "The Case Against 8." ...

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Transgender teen faces battery charge for defending herself from bullies

Friday, January 10, 2014
Jewlyes Gutierrez
HERCULES, Calif. -- A transgender teenager who says she has been repeatedly bullied by other students at a California high school is now facing a criminal charge for defending herself during a confrontation. ...

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Opponents of transgender rights law reach next step toward ballot referendum

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- Opponents of a new California law that spells out the rights of transgender students in public schools have cleared the next hurdle in their effort to repeal the law at the ballot box, state elections officials said ...

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LGBT groups to once again participate in annual Vietnamese Tet parade

Sunday, January 5, 2014
WESTMINSTER, Calif. — Community members have voted to once again include gay and lesbian residents in Orange County's annual Vietnamese new year's parade. ...

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