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California attorney general granted more time to stop ‘shoot the gays’ ballot initiative

Friday, May 8, 2015
Kamala Harris
California Attorney General Kamala Harris was granted an extension to the deadline her office faced next week for processing a proposed ballot initiative that advocates killing anyone who engages in gay sex. [...]

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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 convenient method." [...]

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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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Garcia takes office in Long Beach, becomes city’s first gay, Latino mayor

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Robert Garcia
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Robert Garcia took office as the 28th mayor of Long Beach, Calif. on Tuesday, making him both the first openly gay person and first Latino ever to serve as the Southern California city's chief executive. California Attorney General Kamala Harris read Garcia his oath in [...]

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Calif. AG says San Diego clerk’s petition to block gay marriage is ‘improper’

Monday, July 29, 2013
Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
SAN FRANCISCO -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris says the elected clerk of San Diego County is improperly using the state's legal system to try to prevent same-sex couples from getting married. [...]

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Calif. AG tells court to reject San Diego clerk’s bid to stop same-sex marriages

Monday, July 22, 2013
Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's chief law enforcement officer urged the state Supreme Court on Monday to refuse once again to stop same-sex marriages while the justices consider a legal bid to revive Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned gay nuptials. [...]

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Brown appeals injunction blocking enforcement of conversion therapy ban

Friday, January 4, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.)
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. [...]

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Advocacy groups move to defend California’s ban on reparative therapy

Saturday, October 20, 2012
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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. [...]

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California AG tells Court that Prop 8 supporters do not have ‘standing’ to appeal

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Kamala Harris
California Attorney General Kamala Harris submitted a brief to the state's Supreme Court earlier this week, arguing that state law does not allow the supporters of Proposition 8 -- the 2008 voter approved ban on gay marriage -- the right to defend the measures in court. [...]

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California Supreme Court won’t expedite ruling on key issue in Prop 8 case

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
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The California Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request by the attorneys fighting Proposition 8 to expedite the time line for deciding a key legal question of standing. [...]

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