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Teen urges Gov. Jerry Brown to pass transgender-rights bill | VIDEO

A transgender high school student traveled to the California capitol Wednesday to make his case to Gov. Jerry Brown. The argument -- people should be able to play either girls or boys sports based on the gender they identify with.

Anti-gay hate crime suspect appears in court

A 36-year-old man accused of savagely beating a gay man with a large bicycle U-lock because of his sexual orientation appeared in court Friday on three felony charges.

California AG responds to San Diego County Clerk's petition against same-gender marriage

"If successful, the petitioner’s effort to revive a ban on same-sex marriage in San Diego County will compel new violations of gay and lesbian Californians’ federal constitutional rights, precipitate a wholly avoidable conflict with the federal court, and block the uniform application of marriage laws in California.”