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American Civil Liberties Union

Same-sex marriage proponent Kat McGuckin of Oaklyn, New Jersey, holds a gay marriage pride flag while standing in front of the Supreme Court November 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. With the Supreme Court building draped in a photo-realistic sheet during a repair and preservation project, the justices met today to consider hearing several cases dealing with the rights of gay couples who are married, want to get married or are in domestic partnerships.  (Credit: Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Same-Sex Marriage Heading For Supreme Court Vote?

Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It’s time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter.

09/09/2014

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ACLU: California Schools Failing English Learners In 252 Districts

Figures reported by the school districts ranged from Los Angeles Unified School District, which failed to educate 4,150 of 194,904 English learners, to Twain Harte-Long Barn Union Elementary in the Sierra foothills that failed to educate its one English learner, according to the ACLU.

08/12/2014

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Police Seize Medical Records Of Woman Seen Punched

California Highway Patrol investigators have seized the medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of its officers on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

07/17/2014

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Sacramento Photographer Says Terrorism Officials Investigated Him Over Mural Photo

In 2004, Prigoff says he tried to photograph a mural on a natural gas storage tank near Boston called the Rainbow Swash.

07/15/2014

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Calif. To Send Voter Forms To Insurance Enrollees

California has agreed to mail voter registration cards to nearly 4 million people who signed up for insurance through the state’s health care exchange.

03/24/2014

Rate A Prostitute: Business of Paying For Sex is Booming in Sacramento

California Prostitutes Win Victim Compensation

California officials have voted to allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they have been raped or beaten.

12/12/2013

Rate A Prostitute: Business of Paying For Sex is Booming in Sacramento

California Prostitutes May Gain Victim Compensation If Attacked By Pimp Or John

Under the current system, those harmed in violent crimes can be paid for medical costs and related expenses, but prostitutes are excluded because their activities are illegal.

12/11/2013

Jurors didn't agree that David Velasquez's knife attack on a teacher was a "prank." (Getty Images)

Court To Consider California’s DNA Collection Law

A federal appeals court appeared ready last year to strike down as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy a controversial California law requiring police to collect DNA samples from every person arrested in the state.

12/08/2013

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Gavin Newsom Joining 2016 Push To Legalize Marijuana In California

It’s not the first time Newsom has been outspoken on social issues. Newsom was at the forefront of the gay marriage issue, and his remarks were featured in ads by gay marriage opponents in the Proposition 8 campaign.

10/17/2013