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Time to Amend CA HIV Penal Codes, Say Lawmakers

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

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

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

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

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

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.

CA Voters to Take on Guns, Pot

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Oct 8
Two of the propositions that California voters will decide on in November address a couple of the most contentious issues in the country: Guns and marijuana.

Frank, Polis Endorse Out Gay SF City Supervisor's State Senate Bid

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 24
Two gay national leaders have endorsed Scott Wiener's bid for a California state Senate seat, with both noting the significance of having LGBT representation as playing into their decision.

California's Prop 60 Calls for Condoms in Porn

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sep 3
California voters are set to decide in November whether porn actors should have to wear condoms in films made in the state. Many in the porn industry are fighting the idea.

California Farmworkers on Edge Over Historic Overtime Bill

By Scott Smith | Sep 2
Many California farmworkers who make up the backbone of the nation's No. 1 agricultural state were praising historic legislation that brings them closer to receiving the same overtime pay as the rest of the state's workers.

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