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Calif. sees record increase in marriages following gay marriage ruling

Monday, November 25, 2013
Damian Dovarganes, APProp 8 plaintiffs Jeff Zarrillo, left, and Paul Katami are married by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, center, Friday June 28, 2013 at City Hall in Los Angeles.
SAN FRANCISCO -- More California couples tied the knot in July following the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling allowing same-sex marriages in the state than in any other month since 2006, according to new data. [...]

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Officials: Brawl between bullies, transgender student possible hate crime

Friday, November 15, 2013
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HERCULES, Calif. -- A transgender student at a California high school said she was assaulted by three other girls in a transphobic attack captured on cell phone video. [...]

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Opponents of Calif. transgender law say they will qualify for ballot initiative

Sunday, November 10, 2013
Karen England, executive director of the California Resource Institute, left, and volunteers Grace LeFever, center, and Christina Hill, sort through stacks of mail with petitions for a referendum to overturn a new California law that allows transgender students to chose which public school restrooms they use.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Opponents of a new California law that gives transgender students certain rights said Sunday that they had collected enough signatures for an initiative that would repeal the law. [...]

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Teen charged as adult in hate crime attack for setting fire to agender victim

Saturday, November 9, 2013
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- A 16-year-old teen has been charged as an adult in an alleged hate crime against an agender victim whose skirt was set on fire while sleeping on a city bus. [...]

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Christian group spreading another false transgender harassment story

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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TEMECULA, Calif. -- As the battle intensifies over California's recently enacted transgender student rights law, one transgender advocate said Tuesday she has caught another conservative Christian group spreading a second "fabricated" story about restroom harassment in a California school. [...]

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Celebrities raise awareness for homeless LGBT youth in Los Angeles (Video)

Sunday, October 20, 2013
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LOS ANGELES -- Jamie Foxx and Elton John are among a number of celebrities participating in a new public service announcement to raise awareness for homeless LGBT youth of Los Angeles. [...]

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Finally, the day for those who have been married in their hearts a very long time

Sunday, October 20, 2013
Dan and Mike's wedding.
Weddings come in a lot of flavors. Many are planned, sometimes long before a potential mate is even in the picture. Some come about at the last minute. Some of the opposite sex variety come about because improper birth control was used and the couple “has to.” [...]

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Sacramento city council committee advances transgender rights ordinance

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A Sacramento city council committee on Tuesday voted to advance a measure that would add gender identity to the city's non-discrimination law. [...]

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Halloween horrors: The ghost of Proposition 8 returns…

Monday, October 14, 2013
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The majority of California’s “innocent children” are under attack from a vile, twisted bunch hoping to ogle the opposite sex in the bathroom. Just as in Prop 8, the LGBT community is being equated with pedophiles. That tired old “abnormal” and “sick” paint brush is being used collectively on the [...]

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Calif. governor signs law to improve healthcare training related to LGBT seniors

Friday, October 11, 2013
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A new California law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown late Wednesday aims to ensure that the state's LGBT seniors get respectful and competent elder care by integrating LGBT cultural competency instruction into training received by residential care facility administrators. [...]

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