Topics :: California
By Tom Verdin | Monday Aug 12, 2013
California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.
By Jason St. Amand | Monday Aug 12, 2013
A Southern California doctor diagnosed an openly gay man with "homosexual behavior" during his last checkup, saying the patient should be treated for his "chronic illness."
Thursday Aug 8, 2013
A thousand firefighters battled a growing wildfire in the inland mountains of Southern California early Thursday, trying to save small communities where some home have been lost and an estimated 1,500 residents were forced to flee.
Tuesday Jul 23, 2013
California’s highest court refused Tuesday to block the state from sanctioning same-sex marriages while it considers a petition arguing that a voter-approved gay marriage ban remains valid in all but two counties.
Thursday Jul 18, 2013
Police in the central California town of Porterville say they arrested three people protesting the City Council’s decision this week to rescind a proclamation declaring June lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride month.
By Paul Elias | Friday Jul 12, 2013
Opponents of same-sex marriage say they are asking the California Supreme Court to order county clerks to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
By Don Thompson | Wednesday Jul 10, 2013
A California legislator says it’s time to give inmates condoms, to reduce a very high infection rate.
Thursday Jul 4, 2013
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.
By Gillian Flaccus | Tuesday Jul 2, 2013
Jubilant gay and lesbian couples flocked to city halls and county courthouses across California to wed with pets, siblings and kids in tow as same-sex marriages resumed across the state following a five-year legal hiatus.
By Lisa Leff | Sunday Jun 30, 2013
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Sunday denied a last-ditch request from the sponsors of California’s now-overturned gay marriage ban to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the nation’s most populous state.