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Gay Couples Wed In Utah After Judge Overturns Ban

Salt Lake City’s mayor led one of the state’s first gay marriage ceremony.

12/20/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill making it easier for transgender people to  make changes to their birth certificates. (Getty Images)

Brown OKs Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill designed to make it easier for transgender Californians to obtain birth certificates reflecting name and gender changes.

10/08/2013

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Court Blocks California Law Banning Gay Therapy

A federal appeals court has put the brakes on a first-of-its-kind California law that bans therapy that aims to turn gay minors straight.

12/21/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown (C) signs one of thirteen budget cutting bills as California state senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (L) and State senator Mark Leno (R) look on with an aide March 24, 2011 in Sacramento, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Will Ban Gay Teen ‘Conversion’ Therapy

California will become the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight.

09/30/2012

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Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

09/04/2012

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012