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State Legislature Passes Bill To Include Gay History in Schools

A bill that would require California’s public schools to include the history of gay rights in their curricula won final legislative approval on Tuesday.



Obama Stance On Marriage Act Viewed As Turning Point For Gay Rights

The Obama Administration’s filing of a brief saying the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional is being viewed as a turning point for gay rights.



San Franciscans Frustrated By Lack Of Obama Gay Marriage Support

At a Wednesday speech, President Barack Obama continued to say he favors gay rights, but stopped short of endorsing gay marriage, and this has some local civil rights advocates frustrated by what they call a lack of leadership on the issue.



Oakland Federal Judge Rules For Gay Rights Backers In Health Suit

A federal judge has issued a favorable ruling for gay-rights advocates involving state employees and long-term health care.

CBS San Francisco–01/20/2011

San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, a long-time gay-rights activist in the Castro, was assassinated by fellow supervisor Dan White, who also shot and killed Mayor George Moscone on Nov. 27, 1978. (AP)

2 LGBT Nonprofits To Share Harvey Milk’s Old Store

The nation’s largest gay rights group announced Tuesday that it plans to share the San Francisco storefront where Harvey Milk waged his historic political campaign with a nonprofit that provides suicide prevention services for gay youth.

CBS San Francisco–01/18/2011


New Year Ushers In New Gay Rights Laws in California

Advocates championed the legislation, describing the laws as difficult to achieve.


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Same Sex Marriage Supporters Cheer Choice Of Prop. 8 Appeal Judges

The random selection of three judges to hear next week’s appeal in the Proposition 8 federal case could not have gone much better for supporters of same-sex marriage.


Fitness instructor works out during fitness class at Gold's Gym New York (AP)

Bay Area Gold’s Gyms Dropping Affiliation In Anti-Gay Flap

The Gold’s Gym in San Francisco said it’s received at least 500 emails in support of its plans to disassociate with the company.

CBS San Francisco–10/27/2010

Gay Rights Supporters March In San Francisco For Equality

Gay rights supporters gathered across the country on Sunday to call attention to their continuing fight for marriage equality.


Opponents of Prop 8 hold signs as they celebrate during a rally to celebrate the ruling to overturn Proposition 8, August 4, 2010 in San Francisco. Getty Images

Opening Briefs Due In California Same-Sex Marriage Appeal

Supporters of California’s same-sex marriage ban are facing a midnight deadline for submitting written arguments challenging a federal judge’s finding that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.

CBS San Francisco–09/17/2010