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Gay rights activists arrested after Calif. city rescinds pride month proclamation

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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PORTERVILLE, Calif. -- Three gay rights activists are facing charges Wednesday morning after protesting a city council vote to reject a proclamation passed by the mayor last month that declared June as LGBT Pride month in Porterville. [...]

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Calif. Supreme Court rejects emergency plea to stop gay marriages

Monday, July 15, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court is refusing to order the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [...]

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LGBT group finds acceptance at evangelical college

Saturday, July 13, 2013
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PASADENA, Calif. — Nick Palacios struggled to get his conservative Pentecostal parents to accept him as a gay evangelical Christian for nearly a decade before his family found a common ground through faith. Now, as an openly gay seminarian, the 29-year-old hopes to carve out a similar acceptance for other [...]

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Not giving up: Opponents ask California Supreme Court to stop gay weddings

Friday, July 12, 2013
Marcio Jose Sanchez, APProp 8 lead plaintiffs Sandy Stier, left, exchanges wedding vows with Kris Perry during a ceremony presided by California Attorney General Kamala Harris at City Hall in San Francisco, Friday,  June 28, 2013.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Opponents of same-sex marriage demanded Friday that the California Supreme Court immediately halt the practice that recently resumed in the nation's largest state after a nine-year legal battle. [...]

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U.S. Navy to allow uniformed service members to march in San Diego pride

Saturday, July 6, 2013
Service members march in uniform in last year's San Diego pride parade.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The U.S. Navy says that active duty service members under the Region Southwest command may participate in uniform in this year's San Diego LGBT pride parade. [...]

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Calif. lawmakers approve transgender student rights bill

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Rich Pedroncelli, APState Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, urges the passage of a bill regarding transgender students at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that would require public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity instead of their chromosomes. [...]

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Gay and lesbian couples flock to Calif. courts, city halls to get married

Monday, July 1, 2013
Gosia Wozniacka, APNaomi Hendrix, right, and Rio Waller exchange their wedding vows as they are married in a small garden across from the Fresno County Clerk's office on Monday, June 1, 2013.
Jubilant gay and lesbian couples flocked to city halls and county courthouses across California on Monday to wed with pets, siblings and kids in tow as same-sex marriages resumed across the state following a five-year legal hiatus. [...]

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PHOTOS: Millions flock to pride events just days after Supreme Court rulings

Monday, July 1, 2013
Noah Berger, APJoseph and Tim Ginejko hold their 6-month-old twin daughters while watching San Francisco's pride parade on Sunday. The couple, who traveled from Fresno, Calif. for the celebration, wed in 2008.
SAN FRANCISCO — Millions of gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and other major U.S. cities to celebrate what once was unimaginable — two Supreme Court victories on same-sex marriage. [...]

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 700 employees march in SF pride parade

Monday, July 1, 2013
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Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg joined more than 700 Facebook employees marching in San Francisco's gay pride on Sunday. [...]

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BREAKING: Kennedy rejects ‘emergency’ bid to stop gay marriages in Calif.

Sunday, June 30, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an emergency request to stop same-sex marriages in California, a lawyer for the gay couples who sued said Sunday. [...]

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