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Hate Crimes Up in California

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jul 15
Hate crimes rose in California by about 11 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to a new report from state Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

CA Dems Elect Gay Man as Chair

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 27
A gay man is now the chair of the California Democratic Party, marking the first time in the history of the 171-year-old state party that it has been led by an out LGBT leader.

Legal Issues Main Focus of CA LGBT Bills Package

By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 5
Topping the LGBT legislative agenda for lawmakers and advocates in California this year will be a variety of legal issues.

CA Bills Address Health, LGBT School Issues

By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 4
California lawmakers are being asked to expand the number of state agencies required to collect LGBT demographic data and readdress the issue of LGBT discrimination on the campuses of religious affiliated colleges and universities.

Time to Amend CA HIV Penal Codes, Say Lawmakers

By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 12
State lawmakers and AIDS advocates say it is time to amend California's anachronistic criminal codes that target people living with the virus.

California Democrats Counter Trump's Threat to Defund

By Jonathan J. Cooper | Feb 7
The war of words escalated Monday between Democratic leaders in the nation's biggest state and Donald Trump after the Republican president said California is "out of control" and suggested withholding federal funding.

New LGBT-Inclusive CA Laws Take Effect in 2017

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jan 1
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several LGBT-supportive bills this fall that are set to take effect in 2017, including a bill aimed to combat discrimination at universities and legislation designed to prevent youth suicides.

New California Laws Bump Up Minimum Wage, Tighten Gun Rules

By Juliet Williams | Dec 30
A higher minimum wage, a ban on using "Redskins" as the name of a school team or mascot, and new restrictions on assault weapons are among the latest California laws taking effect with the new year.

In Historic Vote, CA OKs Pot

By Sari Staver | Nov 12
Proposition 64 blazed to victory November 8, with 55.8 percent of California voters in favor of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, according to unofficial results.

Porn Actors, Pols Speak Against California Condoms Measure

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Nov 5
Porn actors joined San Francisco Supervisors Jane Kim and Scott Wiener and others Tuesday to speak out against Proposition 60, the California ballot measure that would require condom use in adult films made in the state.

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