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

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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
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
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
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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Calif. lawmaker removes son from school over transgender law

Friday, August 16, 2013
Rich Pedroncelli, APTim Donnelly
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A Republican state lawmaker says a new California law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use is part of the reason at least one of his sons will not return to his ...

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BREAKING: Calif. Supreme Court refuses to revive Prop 8 challenge

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to halt gay marriages in the state, leaving opponents of same-sex weddings few - if any - legal options to stop the unions. ...

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Calif. governor Jerry Brown signs landmark transgender student rights bill

Monday, August 12, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the School Success and Opportunity Act into law, a landmark bill to ensure transgender youth have equal opportunities to fully participate and succeed in schools programs across the state. ...

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