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Governor Signs Harvey Milk Day and Marriage Recognition Bills

(SACRAMENTO)– Today Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law two historic LGBT rights bills – recognizing the contributions of slain civil rights leader Harvey Milk and a bill that underscores that same-sex couples married before the passage of Proposition 8 are entitled to full recognition as married spouses in California, regardless of whether they married in California or out of state.

Gospel Truth Music Ministry Expands Efforts for LGBT Equality

The Rev. Rizi Nasele Timane’ and the Gospel Truth Music Ministry are airing a 30-second commercial identifying the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community's struggle for full equality as a civil rights issue and promoting equality for all. The ad has been running locally in California on CNN, E TV and Bravo TV.

November 4: A Day of Smiles - A Day of Tears – A Day of Action

A year ago on November 4, 2008, Proposition 8, the California ballot proposition passed in the November general election. The measure added a new section (7.5) to Article I of the California Constitution. The section reads: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

Equality California Welcomes New Development Director

(San Francisco)- Equality California (EQCA) announced that Eric Harrison has joined the organization as its Director of Development. Harrison, named by the North Bay Business Journal as one of the publication’s 2009 top ‘Forty under 40’ remarkable professionals, previously served as Vice President of Resource Development at United Way of the Wine Country.