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CA senators submit bill to easily change gender on official state documents

Senator Atkins and Senator Wiener introducing SB 179.

California Senators Toni Atkins (D) and Scott Weiner (D) put forth, on Thursday, Senate Bill 179 (SB179) - The Gender Recognition Act of 2017, that would make it  easier for transgender, intersex and nonbinary people to obtain state-issued identity documents that accurately reflect their gender.

Sen. Atkins and Assemblymember Todd Gloria weigh in on Trump’s executive order

California State Senator Toni Atkins and Assemblymember Todd Gloria criticize President Trump over immigration executive order.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to immediately start building a wall on the southwestern part of the United States-Mexican border.

He also put emphasis on making it harder for immigrants to enter the country and says he will increase border patrol personnel and build more public and private detention facilities.

Lawmaker introduces bill to create CA registry of hate crime offenders

California lawmaker introduces legislation proposing a hate crime registry.

January 5 marks the first day of the California Legislative Session and Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-San Fernando Valley) put forth a bill that would require the names of people convicted of hate violence, and their crimes, to be made public via a California Hate Crimes Registry.

The identity of the victims would remain confidential.

Los Angeles gay couple's home vandalized in apparent hate crime

Police investigate a house that was vandalized with anti-gay slurs.

A gay couple’ home was the scene of homophobic vandalism on Tuesday night, and police are investigating it as a hate crime.

The suburban home located in Van Nuys, California, was subject to broad vandalism which included the spray painting of homophobic slurs, bleach poured on the carpets and broken pipes.

Three trans women identified victims of Oakland fire

Cash Askew, one of the victims from deadly Oakland "Ghost Ship" fire.

In the wake of the Oakland warehouse fire tragedy, it has been learned that three transgender women have been identified so far among the estimated 36 victims taken by the blaze. 

The fire broke out Friday night at the "Ghost Ship" warehouse in Oakland, California, as Golden Donna 100% Silk were performing their set.

Orange County man burned, 'tortured' by his boyfriend

Will Rossetter says that he was drugged by his boyfriend a week ago, then handcuffed and dragged into the shower.

[UPDATE: 09-18-17 the accused  Adem Porturkovic reached out to SDGLN with a copy of the Irvine Police Department document dated 7/26/2017 which states he will not be prosecuted on any charges because of lack of proof of abuse detailed by the victim in the article below.]

No more single-use plastic bags at retail stores in CA

Proposition 67 which asked voters if they wanted a ban on plastic bags: it passed 52-percent to 42-percent.

If you’re headed out to the grocery store, or anywhere that provides plastic bags at check-out, be prepared to pay some small change in case you didn’t come prepared.

Proposition 67 which asked voters if they wanted a ban on plastic bags: it passed 52-percent to 42-percent.

UC San Diego becomes anti-Trump protest site

Demonstrators converge on UC San Diego in protest to presidential outcome.

University students across California have swarmed their campuses and beyond in protest to the news of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

California ban on selfies at polls stays in place

Selfies at California polls not allowed

If you are a California voter and were planning to share with social media your completed election ballot on Nov. 8 by taking a selfie, you may have to settle for a snapshot of your "I Voted" sticker instead.

A federal judge did not get in the way of a state law which bans taking pictures of your ballot.