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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Leno Bill Recognizing the Freedom to Marry

California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today that brings state law in line with court rulings that recognize marriage for same-sex couples.

Calif. Gov. Praises Gay Activists for Courage in Change

Gov. Jerry Brown praised gay rights advocates Monday night for being on "the cutting edge" in pushing for equality over the last several decades, as he was honored with an award for what supporters said was his lifelong push to advance equal rights.

Calif Court Upholds 1st Ban on Gay-to-Straight Therapy

HEALTH | Aug 29
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the nation’s first-of-its-kind law in California prohibiting health practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight.

Court Challenge Fails to Stop California Gay Marriages

LOCAL | By Paul Elias | Aug 15
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to halt gay marriages in the state, leaving opponents of same-sex weddings few - if any - legal options to stop the unions.

California Governor Signs Transgender-Student Bill

LOCAL | By Tom Verdin | Aug 12
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.

Calif. First to Ban Gay Teen ’Conversion’ Therapy

HEALTH | Oct 1
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that makes California the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy that’s aimed at making gay teenagers straight.

San Diego Padres Sign GLSEN’s Team Respect Challenge

LOCAL | By Sylvia Rodemeyer | Jul 21
The San Diego Padres are the first professional sports team in the country to sign onto the GLSEN’s Team Respect challenge. This project seeks to promote athletics and physical education classes safe and inclusive for LGBT students.

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