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U.S. Reform Jewish rabbis to install first openly lesbian leader

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Rabbi Denise Eger
Denise Eger will be installed Monday as the first openly gay president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the rabbinical arm of Reform Judaism. ...

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Lawmaker seeks bar review of lawyer who filed ‘gay death penalty’ proposal

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Ricardo Lara
State Senator Ricardo Lara says the Orange County attorney's proposal isn’t just offensive, but a violation of the California bar’s code of conduct for attorneys. ...

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San Diego man pleads no contest to willfully spreading HIV

Monday, March 9, 2015
Thomas Guerra
Thomas Miguel Guerra was accused last year of intentionally infecting at least two dozen men in and around the San Diego area. ...

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Calif. attorney files for ballot initiative seeking to have all gays executed

Monday, March 2, 2015
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A California attorney has filed a proposed ballot measure with the state Attorney General's office asking voters to criminalize homosexuality and impose a death penalty sentence. ...

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Supreme Court rejects appeal by Prop 8 donors to keep their identities secret

Monday, March 2, 2015
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The justices let stand a lower court ruling against ProtectMarriage.com, the National Organization for Marriage and other supporters of a 2008 ballot initiative that outlawed same-sex marriages in California until the ban was overturned five years later. ...

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California GOP officially recognizes gay faction ‘Log Cabin Republicans’

Monday, March 2, 2015
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The California Republican Party on Sunday officially recognized the party’s organized gay wing that has fought years for formal acceptance. ...

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Archbishop answers disapproving letter from lawmakers over morality clause

Friday, February 20, 2015
Salvatore Cordileone
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wrote the message in response to a letter sent to him earlier this week by California lawmakers urging him to remove from a teachers' handbook morality clauses they say are discriminatory and divisive. ...

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U.S. Congressman tweets he is ‘proud grandpa’ of a transgender grandchild

Thursday, February 19, 2015
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Democratic U.S. Congressman Mike Honda wrote that he is "the proud grandpa of a transgender grandchild" and added he hopes the child can feel safe at school without fear of being bullied. ...

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California lawmakers urge archbishop to remove morality clauses from teacher handbooks

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
The morality clause outlines the church's teaching that using contraception is a sin and that sex outside of marriage, whether it is in the form of adultery, masturbation, pornography or gay sex, is "gravely evil." ...

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Ex-college football player admits stalking Hollywood mogul David Geffen

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Jamie Kuntz
A former North Dakota college football player who was kicked off his team after kissing a man has been given probation for stalking billionaire David Geffen. ...

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