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San Francisco archbishop will skip this year’s national rally opposing same-sex marriage

Thursday, April 23, 2015
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone speaks at the 2013 March for Marriage event in Washington, D.C.
San Francisco's Roman Catholic archbishop, who is at the center of growing debate over his opposition to gay marriage, will miss an annual march in Washington, D.C., next week opposing same-sex marriage, his archdiocese said. ...

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California couple become part of Tennessee same-sex marriage challenge

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Matthew Mansell, left and Johno Espejo at their home in Placentia, Calif. The couple moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Franklin, Tennessee, in 2012 for Mansell’s job as a conflicts analyst for an international law firm.
Johno Espejo and Matthew Mansell moved from the San Francisco Bay area to Franklin, Tenn., in 2012 for Mansell's job at an international law firm. Their neighbors were friendly, Mansell says, but the family couldn't go out in public without ...

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California corrections department to appeal judge’s order backing inmate’s sex change

Saturday, April 11, 2015
California's corrections department said Friday that it will appeal a federal judge's order that it immediately provide a transgender inmate with sex-reassignment surgery. ...

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Bullied transgender teen dies in apparent suicide

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Taylor Alesana
Family members confirmed that 16-year-old Taylor Alesana, who spoke on YouTube about being bullied at high school, took her life on April 2. ...

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Federal judge orders California to pay for transgender inmate’s sex change

Friday, April 3, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
A federal judge on Thursday ordered California's corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex reassignment surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state. ...

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San Francisco mayor Ed Lee bans taxpayer funded city worker travel to Indiana

Friday, March 27, 2015
Ed Lee
"We stand united as San Franciscans to condemn Indiana’s new discriminatory law, and will work together to protect the civil rights of all Americans including LGBT individuals." ...

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California AG moves to block ‘shoot the gays’ ballot initiative from going forward

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has moved to block a proposed ballot initiative that seeks to amend the California penal code to make gay or lesbian sex a capital offense punishable by "bullets to the head or by any other ...

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Calif. activist fights ‘shoot the gays’ ballot proposal with ‘intolerant jackass’ initiative

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Charlotte Laws
A California activist says she is "fighting fire with fire" by proposing an "intolerant jackass" ballot initiative in response to another ballot proposal that calls for gays to be punished by "bullets to the head." ...

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Calif. AG may have no choice but to allow ‘shoot the gays’ proposal to go forward

Friday, March 20, 2015
Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
An Orange County, Calif., attorney filed the proposed measure last month, asking voters to criminalize homosexuality in the state and impose a death penalty sentence. ...

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San Francisco to consider protections for LGBT seniors in assisted living facilities

Thursday, March 19, 2015
San Francisco
Legislation that would offer special protection to gay and transgender seniors in assisted living facilities is headed for the San Francicso Board of Supervisors. ...

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