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Legislation updates California marriage laws

| Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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California's family laws would reflect the legality of same-sex marriage under a bill headed to the governor's desk. A bill passed the state Assembly on Monday removes language from the family code that says marriage must be "between a man and a woman" and substitutes gender-neutral language throughout. The bill also would remove limits on recognizing...

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Calif. lawmakers approve transgender student rights bill

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Rich Pedroncelli, APState Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, urges the passage of a bill regarding transgender students at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that would require public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity instead of their chromosomes.

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Calif. Senate committee advances transgender student rights bill

| Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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SACRAMENTO -- A California Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require public schools to respect a transgender student’s gender identity in all school programs, activities, and facilities.

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California Assembly approves bill that would allow ‘third parent’ rights

| Monday, August 27, 2012
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California state Assembly on Monday voted in favor of a bill that would allow judges to recognize that children could have more than two parents.

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California schools flummoxed about how to add lessons on LGBT Americans

| Sunday, October 16, 2011
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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.

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Conservative group seeks voter referendum to overturn California’s LGBT history law

| Monday, July 18, 2011
Paulo Sibaja
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.

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California governor signs landmark bill that would require teaching of LGBT history

| Thursday, July 14, 2011
Jerry Brown
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.

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California Assembly approves landmark bill that would require teaching of LGBT history

| Tuesday, July 5, 2011
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The California state Assembly on Tuesday approved landmark legislation that would require the teaching of LGBT history in public schools.

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California Senate approves bill to require public education of LGBT history

| Saturday, April 16, 2011
Mark Leno
California moved another step closer to requiring the teaching of LGBT history in public schools, after legislation was approved in the full state Senate this week.

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California senate committee approves LGBT-inclusive education bill

| Wednesday, April 6, 2011
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A bill that would require classroom text books and other instructional materials used in public schools to include the historical contributions LGBT people, passed its first hurdle in the California legislature on Tuesday.

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