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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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California may soon ban discrimination against transgender jurors

Thursday, March 19, 2015
The measure passed in the state House without debate on a 63-2 vote Thursday. It now goes to the Senate. ...

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Equality California endorses Hillary Clinton in 2016 presidential race

Monday, March 16, 2015
EQCA is the first major LGBT organization in the nation to endorse the former Secretary of State for President. ...

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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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