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PROP 8 FALLS: Supreme Court ruling clears way for gay marriage in Calif.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Jeff Chiu, APA rainbow flag flies in front of the Castro Theater in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for gay marriages to resume in California following a bitter, five-year legal battle, but the nation's most populous state might have to wait at least 25 days before joining the ...

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LAPD announce arrest in brutal attack on transgender woman

Saturday, June 22, 2013
From family videoVivian Diego, following the May 31 attack.
LOS ANGELES -- One of four alleged attackers in a brutal beating of a transgender woman in Hollywood last month has been arrested and is custody, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. ...

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Report: One-third of San Francisco’s homeless identify as LGBT

Saturday, June 22, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO — More than one-quarter of the homeless people counted in San Francisco this year identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, a proportion that surprised veteran advocates for the homeless who say that gays are overrepresented in ...

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AFER chronicles three years working to overturn Proposition 8

Saturday, June 15, 2013
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With just days left before the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Proposition 8, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) has compiled this look back at the last three years of working to overturn California's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Calif. Senate committee advances transgender student rights bill

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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SACRAMENTO -- A California Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require public schools to respect a transgender student’s gender identity in all school programs, activities, and facilities. ...

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Calif. awaits Supreme Court ruling; readies for possible return of same-sex marriage

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
ose Luis Magana, APMarriage equality advocates demonstrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2013.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Planning a party for thousands of people would be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Now imagine trying to pull off such a gathering without knowing what day it should happen or if there even will ...

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San Francisco Pride organizers confirm Bradley Manning won’t be honored

Monday, June 10, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO — Organizers of San Francisco's annual gay pride celebration have confirmed that the U.S. soldier who has acknowledged providing classified documents to WikiLeaks will not be honored during this month's celebration. ...

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Poll finds 58 percent of Calif. voters now support legalizing same-sex marriage

Monday, June 10, 2013
Marriage advocates rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court
LOS ANGELES -- While the U.S. Supreme Court prepares its decision on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's 2008 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, a new poll finds that a majority of California voters now support marriage equality for gay ...

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Polls: Support grows for workplace protections, marriage equality in Calif.

Friday, May 31, 2013
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Support for same-sex marriage has reached a record high in California, while a majority of voters support laws to prohibit anti-gay discrimination, according to various state and national polls released this week. ...

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Calif. Senate OKs change in tax policy targeting Boy Scouts’ ban on gay adults

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would use the state's tax policy in an attempt to pressure the Boy Scouts of America into fully accepting gay members. ...

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