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Lawmaker Proposes Tax Relief Legislation For California Same-Sex Couples

Currently, health benefits in same-sex partnerships are taxed by the federal government as income, although some California companies reimburse that tax to their employees.

02/15/2013

Ryan Andresen of Moraga was kicked out of the Boy Scouts after 12 years and denied the rank of Eagle Scout after coming out as gay. (Andresen family photo)

East Bay Family Left Waiting After Boy Scouts Delay Gay Ban Vote

Faced with intense pressure from two flanks, the Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday it needed more time for consultations before deciding whether to move away from its policy of excluding gays as scouts or adult leaders. The move postpones a resolution for a Bay Area family that has been fighting the ban for months.

02/06/2013

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Frank Ocean, ‘Smash’ & ‘Paranorman’ GLAAD Media Award Nominees

“ParaNorman,” “Smash” and Frank Ocean are among the nominees for the 24th annual awards gala. Winners announced at events in L.A., New York and San Francisco…

01/16/2013

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Gay Community Hails Foster’s Halting Globes Speech

Was it a proud revelation, or an impassioned case for privacy? A coming-out speech, or a why-SHOULD-I-come-out speech? Too little and too late, or just enough?

01/14/2013

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Federal Court Blocks California Ban On Gay ‘Conversion’ 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

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Lawsuit Filed Over California Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy Ban

A Christian legal group has filed a lawsuit to overturn a first-of-its-kind California law that prohibits licensed mental health professionals from practicing therapies aimed at making gay and lesbian teenagers straight.

10/02/2012

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California Nears Ban On Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy

The California State Assembly has approved what supporters say would be the nation’s first ban on a form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight.

08/28/2012

San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner appears in a frame from a YouTube video for the team's It Gets Better video. (It Gets Better Project/YouTube)

San Francisco 49ers Join ‘It Gets Better Project’ For LGBT Youth

The San Francisco 49ers have become the first National Football League team to join an online movement supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and condemning the harassment and bullying they face.

08/24/2012

A line forms at Chick-Fil-A in Fairfield (CBS)

Chick-Fil-A Planning Location In Marin County

According to the Marin Independent Journal, the Atlanta-based chain has purchased the Carl’s Jr. site on Rowland Way in Novato this July, with plans to remodel and open as a Chick-fil-A sometime over the next two years.

08/21/2012

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San Jose’s Annual Pride Festivities Focused On Health

San Jose’s Pride Celebration 2012, titled “Equality for Everyone,” will kick off the 37th annual event on Friday with a news conference highlighting this year’s health-focused theme.

08/17/2012

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