California could soon become the first state to ban the “gay panic” defense in violent crimes against LGBT individuals.
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.
A bill to strip the Boy Scouts of America of its tax-exempt status in California because of the organization’s refusal to allow gay troop leaders stalled Thursday in the Legislature after failing to garner enough votes for passage.
Major League Baseball is planning to announce a new zero-tolerance policy against sexual harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Equality California announced Wednesday that it would not lead a campaign in 2012 to undo Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment that limited marriage to a man and a woman.