Jerry Brown

BREAKING! Bid to overturn California's transgender law fails

The Secretary of State's Office today announced that a full check of signatures showed that the referendum effort failed to collect enough support to qualify for the November ballot. The referendum effort needed 504,760 valid signatures.

Bill to streamline transgender name changes signed by governor

AB 1121 creates a new administrative option for transgender people seeking to amend the gender marker on a California birth certificate through the State Registrar. It also deletes the costly newspaper publication requirement.

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.”

California law supporting transgender students awaits governor's pen

AB 1266 will ensure that California public schools understand their responsibility for the success and well-being of all students, including transgender students, and will allow transgender students to fully participate in all school activities, sports teams, programs, and facilities in accordance with their gender identity.