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California is the 31st U.S. state, admitted to the Union on September 9, 1850. It is the most populous U.S. state, and its largest city is Los Angeles, the second most populous city in the U.S. Its capital city is Sacramento.

LGBT Rights in California: Same-sex marriage was legal in California for a five-month period in 2008 until voters approved Proposition 8 in November of the same year, banning marriage between gay couples. The ban was struck down in 2013, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to recognize the legal standing of the opponents of same-sex marriage, and same-sex marriages recommenced on June 28, 2013.

California grants extensive protections for LGBT people under state law, particularly for housing, credit, labor and/or employment, and joint adoption by same-sex couples. Hate crimes laws include protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

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Embattled singer Michelle Shocked stages ‘sit in’ at canceled show

Thursday, March 28, 2013
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Face covered and mouth taped shut, alternative folk and rock singer Michelle Shocked staged a sit in outside a Santa Cruz nightclub that canceled her show because she made an anti-gay slur at a San Francisco club earlier this month.

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Lesbian cousin of Chief Justice to attend U.S. Supreme Court hearing on Prop 8

Sunday, March 24, 2013
The lesbian cousin of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will be among the invited guests at Tuesday’s historic hearing on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage.

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LA city council approves $1.25 million settlement in lesbian discrimination case

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.25 million settlement Wednesday to a current and former officer who accused the Police Department of discriminating against them and harassing them because they are lesbians.

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Singer Michelle Shocked declares ‘God hates fags’ during San Francisco show

Monday, March 18, 2013
Michelle Shocked
SAN FRANCISCO -- Folk singer Michelle Shocked stunned a San Francisco audience on Sunday night after breaking into an anti-gay rant in which she said, "God hates fags."

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ACLU alleges gay students harassed at Calif. high school

Monday, March 18, 2013
Sultana High School
HESPERIA, Calif. -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California on Monday demanded that officials at a a San Bernardino County high school step in to end discrimination against gay students by teachers and administrators.

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Obama administration lawyer to take part in Prop 8 arguments at Supreme Court

Friday, March 15, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to let an Obama administration lawyer take part in the argument on March 26 on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage in that state.

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Davis, Calif., police ID suspect in possible hate crime attack on gay man

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Mikey Partida suffered injuries to his eyes, neck, and head, among other injuries, in an alleged hate crime attack on March 10.
DAVIS, Calif. -- Police in Davis, Calif., have identified a suspect in a brutal attack on a gay man last weekend, and said they were investigating the violent beating as a possible hate crime.

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Hundreds stage ‘kiss-in’ after Calif. mall ejects affectionate gay couple

Sunday, March 10, 2013
A gay couple participates in a "kiss-in" protest at the Westfield Galleria in Roseville, Calif. on Saturday.Image: KTXL-TV
ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- Hundreds of gay rights advocates staged a "kiss in" and peaceful protest at a Califonria mall on Saturday where just one week earlier, a gay couple said they were ejected for holding hands and kissing each other.

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Gay couple kicked out of Calif. mall for kissing, holding hands in public

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Daniel Chesmore (left) and Jose Guzman (via KXTL-TV)
ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- A gay couple in California said they were kicked out of a local shopping mall because they kissed each other and held hands in public.

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Pepperdine to offer scholarship to LGBT-supportive students

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Pepperdine University
Pepperdine University has announced a new scholarship for “students who have demonstrated a commitment to the LGBT community,” according to the university’s student newspaper, the Pepperdine Graphic.

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