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Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.)

LGBT group honors Calif. governor for lifetime efforts to advance equality

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown praised gay rights advocates Monday night for being on "the cutting edge" in pushing for equality over the last several decades, as he was honored with an award for what supporters said was his lifelong push to advance equal rights. [ Read more → ]
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Growing number of attorneys general refusing to defend gay marriage bans

Friday, February 14, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. — The day after a federal judge struck down Virginia's gay-marriage ban, state Attorney General Mark Herring wasn't vowing to appeal or insisting his state's law was sound. [ Read more → ]
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Calif. governor signs law to improve healthcare training related to LGBT seniors

Friday, October 11, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A new California law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown late Wednesday aims to ensure that the state's LGBT seniors get respectful and competent elder care by integrating LGBT cultural competency instruction into training received by residential care facility administrators. [ Read more → ]
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Calif. requires health plans to offer equal fertility coverage for same-sex couples

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Unmarried and same-sex couples will be ensured the same access to insurance coverage for fertility treatments as heterosexual couples under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Tuesday. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.)

Calif. governor Jerry Brown signs transgender birth certificate bill

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill designed to make it easier for transgender Californians to obtain birth certificates reflecting name and gender changes. [ Read more → ]
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Opponents promise legal challenges to new laws protecting LGBT youth

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Two recently approved measures creating protections for LGBT youth -- one expanding rights for transgender students in California public schools, and another prohibiting gay conversion therapy on minors in New Jersey -- have opponents promising to launch legal challenges to overturn the laws. [ Read more → ]
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Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown: Counties must comply with gay marriage ruling

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Updated, 11:30 a.m. PDT SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown says he has directed the California Department of Public Health to start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples as soon as a federal appeals court lifts its stay on a lower court ruling in the... [ Read more → ]
Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.)

Brown appeals injunction blocking enforcement of conversion therapy ban

Friday, January 4, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- California Gov. Jerry Brown this week appealed a U.S. District Court injunction that has blocked the enforcement of a new state law that prohibits providing controversial "gay-to-straight" conversion therapy to LGBT youth. [ Read more → ]
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Calif. governor appoints state’s first gay appellate justice; names lesbian to San Diego bench

Friday, November 23, 2012
Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday made judicial history by appointing the first openly gay justice to serve on the California Court of Appeals. [ Read more → ]
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Advocacy groups move to defend California’s ban on reparative therapy

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Two LGBT advocacy groups, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Equality California, filed court papers late Friday seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging the new California law protecting LGBT youth from "gay-to-straight" reparative therapy. [ Read more → ]
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California Governor signs landmark legislation to ban reparative therapy for minors

Sunday, September 30, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday made history by signing a landmark legislation banning psychological therapy aimed at turning gay and lesbian youth straight — often referred to as reparative therapy. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.)

Brown signs bill ensuring equal access to fertility services for same-sex couples

Friday, September 28, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- California Governor Jerry Brown (D) on Friday signed a bill to ensure that women in same-sex relationships and single women can access fertility services on the same terms as women in opposite-sex relationships. [ Read more → ]
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Marriage equality in New York, repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ among top LGBT stories of 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011
From the repeal of "Don't Ask-Don't Tell," a policy which had banned gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U. S. military, to winning strategic battles in gaining civil unions and full marriage equality for same-sex couples in several states, victories in a significant series of elective offices across the country, 2011 ended on an upbeat note for the nation's LGBTQ community. [ Read more → ]
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California schools flummoxed about how to add lessons on LGBT Americans

Sunday, October 16, 2011
LOS ANGELES -- Educators across the state of California are scrambling to incorporate into their curriculum materials that present the significant contributions of LGBT Americans as required by a new law. [ Read more → ]
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California governor signs ‘Seth’s Law’ anti-bullying measure, two transgender rights bills

Monday, October 10, 2011
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed “Seth’s Law,” an anti-bullying measure aimed at giving public schools tools to prevent and address bullying through mandatory policies and systems to help discourage harassment, and track incidents when they do occur. The governor also signed two significant transgender rights bills. [ Read more → ]
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Conservative group seeks voter referendum to overturn California’s LGBT history law

Monday, July 18, 2011
A California-based conservative group on Friday filed documents seeking to place a voter referendum on the 2012 ballot to overturn a new state law that would require public schools to include the historical contributions of LGBT Americans in history lessons and classroom materials. [ Read more → ]
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California governor signs landmark bill that would require teaching of LGBT history

Thursday, July 14, 2011
California's Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law landmark legislation that would require the historical contributions of gay, lesbian and transgender Americans to be included in history lessons and classroom textbooks. [ Read more → ]
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Court rejects motion to force Brown, Schwarzenegger to defend Prop 8

Friday, September 3, 2010
A California state appeals court has denied a conservative law group's request that it force Attorney General Jerry Brown and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to defend Proposition 8 in federal court. [ Read more → ]
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California governor, attorney general call for gay marriages to resume

Friday, August 6, 2010
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown filed motions in federal court late Friday, asking a federal judge to allow the state to begin performing same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
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Advocates, opponents, politicians react to today’s Prop 8 ruling

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
While gay rights advocates from across the country celebrate Wednesday's historic ruling in which U.S. Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Proposition 8, political groups, elected officials and activists on both sides issued reaction today, ranging for jubilation to furiously denouncing the court's ruling. [ Read more → ]
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