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Newsom for California Launches First Spot in Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Newsom for California yesterday launched the first spot of the Democratic gubernatorial primary, a 60-second online ad calling for a fresh start for the state. The ad urges a constitutional convention to reform California's government, and will be followed by an online policy "wiki" that incorporates the input of voters and an online organizing drive.

Governor Signs Bill Expanding Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Survivors of Domestic Violence

(SACRAMENTO)– Yesterday Governor Schwarzenegger signed a bill that will increase and expand services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) survivors of domestic violence. Authored by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) and sponsored by Equality California (EQCA), the LGBT Domestic Violence Programs Expansion bill will go into effect on January 1, 2010.

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.

San Diego Pride to Host 2010 CAPI Conference

San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride will roll out the welcome mat for hundreds of Pride organizers, board members and staffers during the Consolidated Association of Pride Incorporated’s (CAPI) annual conference.

DeMaio and Frye To Propose Bipartisan Pension Reform Effort Request Budgetary and Legal Analysis -- and Immediate Negotiations with Labor Unions

As the City of San Diego confronts a staggering $200 Million-plus budget deficit, Councilmembers Carl DeMaio and Donna Frye have teamed up to propose a process to analyze and negotiate significant reforms in pension benefits that have been awarded to city employees over the years and are now contributing to the city's financial problems.