Alameda County Supports Law Protecting Shelter AnimalsGovernor Brown is looking to repeal the Hayden law, decreasing the number of days a shelter can hold animals before euthanizing them.
Proposition 8 Repeal Cleared For Signature-GatheringA gay rights group has been cleared to start gathering signatures for a measure that would rescind the gay marriage ban known as Proposition 8.
Feinstein Leads Senate's Symbolic Repeal Effort Of Defense Of Marriage ActThe Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to repeal a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, but the legislation - sponsored by Sen. Diane Feinstein - lacks vote for passage in either the House or the full Senate.
San Jose Medical Marijuana Backers Qualify Referendum On Cannabis RestrictionsMedical marijuana advocates submitted nearly 49,000 signatures on Friday to qualify a referendum that would repeal San Jose’s restrictions on cannabis dispensaries.
Phil Matier: Repealing The Nuclear Free Berkeley ActKCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the longstanding Nuclear Free Berkeley Act.
Bay Area Advocates Celebrate End Of 'Don’t Ask, Don't Tell' Military PolicyAfter years of debate over the 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' policy preventing gays from serving openly in the military, the Bay Area activists who led the campaign to repeal it are finally able to celebrate.
California Volunteers Gathering Signatures To Block Gay History LawFired-up volunteers in California have started gathering signatures for a ballot referendum that would repeal the nation’s first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay people and gay rights milestones in history and social science lessons.
ConsumerWatch: Group Seeks Amazon Boycott Over Sales Tax FightA coalition of nonprofit groups is calling on customers of Amazon.com to cancel their accounts unless the Internet retailer stops resisting a California law that requires more online retailers to charge a state sales tax.
Bay Area Gays Applaud: Obama Won't Defend DOMA, Feinstein Seeks RepealIn a major policy reversal being cheered by the gay community in the Bay Area, the Obama administration said Wednesday it would no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage.
San Francisco Botanical Gardens May Soon Be Free For All San Francisco Supervisors may lift the new $7 non-resident fee for the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco Veteran Joins Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal SigningA bill allowing openly gay people to serve in the military was signed into law by President Obama Wednesday, and a military veteran from San Francisco was one of the people invited to Washington to join the president in celebrating the new legislation.