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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 ...

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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 ...

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Calif. prison officials to allow same-sex weddings for inmates

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California prison officials have confirmed that inmates can get married to someone of the same sex under certain conditions. ...

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Federal judge: Veterans Affairs can’t deny benefits to same-sex couples

Friday, August 30, 2013
Tracey Cooper-Harris (right) with her spouse Maggie.
LOS ANGELES -- A judge in Los Angeles ruled Thursday that a lesbian Army veteran and her spouse should be entitled to disability benefits given the recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act. ...

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Federal appeals court upholds Calif. ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy

Thursday, August 29, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the nation's first-of-its-kind law in California prohibiting health practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight. ...

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San Diego to become the nation’s second largest city with openly gay mayor

Saturday, August 24, 2013
Todd Gloria
SAN DIEGO -- Openly gay City Council President Todd Gloria will become interim mayor of San Diego, following the resignation of embattled mayor Bob Filner, who announced Friday that he will step down next week as part of a settlement ...

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Police identify suspect in slaying of transgender Calif. woman

Friday, August 23, 2013
Dantjier Powell
FONTANA, Calif. -- Police have identified a suspect in the slaying of a transgender woman who was found dead in her Fontana apartment. ...

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Transgender woman who appeared in online reality series found murdered

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Domonique-Newburn
FONTANA, Calif. -- A transgender woman was found murdered in her Southern California apartment on Tuesday, with evidence of a violent struggle. ...

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Opponents promise legal challenges to new laws protecting LGBT youth

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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Two recently approved measures creating protections for LGBT youth -- one expanding rights for transgender students in California public schools, and another prohibiting gay conversion therapy on minors in New Jersey -- have opponents promising to launch legal challenges to ...

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