Tag Archives: Jerry Brown

California Becomes Sixth State To Prohibit State-Funded Travel To North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Hate Law

The Sacramento Bee reports: North Carolina’s controversial law overturning local government protections for gays and lesbians could cost it some business with California state agencies. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill that prohibits state agencies from compelling their employees to travel to states with laws that allow discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The ...

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CALIFORNIA: Gov. Jerry Brown Endorses Hillary

California Gov. Jerry Brown this morning issued an “open letter to Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.” He writes: On Tuesday, June 7, I have decided to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton because I believe this is the only path forward to win the presidency and stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump. I have closely watched the primaries and am ...

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California Will No Longer Do Business With Companies That Don’t Provide Benefits To Trans Employees

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill which bans the state from doing business with companies that fail to offer equal benefits to transgender employees. The National Center for Lesbian Rights applauds: “In signing SB 703, Governor Brown has made California the first state in the nation to refuse to contract with businesses and other entities that discriminate against ...

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California Imposes “Unprecedented” Mandatory Statewide Water Restrictions

Speaking from a water-parched perch in the Sierra Nevadas that would normally be covered with five feet or more of snow, today California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented mandatory water use restrictions. ABC News reports: For the first time in the state’s history, the governor has directed the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water reductions across California, ...

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CALIFORNIA: Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Banning “Gay Panic” Defense

The bill also bans “transgender panic” as a valid defense for violent crimes. California is the first state to enact such a ban.

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CALIFORNIA: Bill To Ban “Gay Panic” Defense Awaits Signature Of Governor

California should soon become the first state to ban the so-called “gay panic” defense in violent crimes against LGBT citizens. A bill awaiting Brown’s approval would prohibit the use of the defense — the argument that a violent act was triggered by the revelation of a victim’s actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation — in ...

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Tony Perkins Has The California Sadz

Pretty much exactly as I predicted two hours ago.

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CALIFORNIA: Gov. Jerry Brown Issues Marriage Directive To County Clerks But First The Ninth Circuit Stay Must Be Lifted

“After years of struggle, the U.S. Supreme Court today has made same-sex marriage a reality in California. In light of the decision, I have directed the California Department of Public Health to advise the state’s counties that they must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in California as soon as the Ninth Circuit confirms the stay is lifted.” – ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Gov. Jerry Brown

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CA Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Banning “Ex-Gay” Therapy For Minors

Last night California Gov. Jerry Brown finally signed the bill that bans “ex-gay therapy” for children under the age of 18. The bill, SB1172 by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance (Los Angeles County), bars mental health practitioners from performing so-called reparative therapy, which professional psychological organizations have said may cause harm. Gay rights groups have labeled them dangerous and abusive. “This ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Jane Lynch

Now YOU do the same. Tweet him @JerryBrownGov.

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“Ex-Gay” Ban Heads To Gov. Jerry Brown

California’s bill to ban “ex-gay” therapy for minors has cleared its final hurdle before heading to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The state Senate on Thursday sent the governor a bill that would prohibit so-called sexual-conversion therapy for minors, aimed at changing their orientation from gay to straight. Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) proposed the measure based on concern by ...

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Tell CA Gov. Jerry Brown To Sign The Bill To Ban “Ex-Gay” Abuses Of LGBT Children

Sign the petition right now. Brown may get the bill very soon.

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Somewhat Good News On SB 48

California Gov. Jerry Brown has just signed a bill restricting all public referendums to a November vote in even-numbered years. This means that even if those attempting to repeal SB 48 manage to get enough petition signatures in these remaining few days, the bill will not appear until November 2012. Republicans, of course, are furious at Brown. “The idea of ...

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Anti-Gay Group Vows: We’ll Overturn California’s “Nazi” LGBT History Bill

More anti-gay hate groups are piling on the petition drive to place a repeal of California’s LGBT history bill on the June 2012 ballot. Today, it’s the World Congress of Families. “When people have [voted], and Governor Brown knows that he has an issue that would fail when put to a popular vote, of course, they just go around the ...

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BREAKING: Victory In California As Gov. Jerry Brown Signs LGBT History Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown today signed openly gay state Sen. Mark Leno’s LGBT education bill. Leno’s legislation requires that California’s history textbooks including notable LGBT figures. “Today we are making history in California by ensuring that our textbooks and instructional materials no longer exclude the contributions of LGBT Americans,” said Senator Leno (D-San Francisco). “Denying LGBT people their rightful place ...

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Will CA Jerry Brown Sign History Bill?

It remains unclear whether California Gov. Jerry Brown will sign the LGBT history bill approved earlier this month by the state legislature. Brown is under enormous pressure from anti-gay hate groups nationwide. Equality California weighs in: As a community we must convince Governor Brown to sign the FAIR Education Act (SB 48 – Leno). We don’t have a lot of ...

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Quote Of The Day – Randy Thomasson

“It’s downright frightening to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder suggest that moral disapproval of homosexual marriages is somehow unconstitutional. What’s next? Federal lawsuits against states with man-woman marriage laws — and federal investigations of individuals who believe that marriage is only for a man and a woman? Barack Obama lied when he said he’d defend marriage for only a ...

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CALIFORNIA: Attorney General Jerry Brown Defeats Meg “$150M” Whitman

Meg Whitman pissed away $150M of her own money in her losing bid to Attorney General Jerry Brown, giving her the all-time global record for most money ever wasted on a losing political campaign. Please please let there be a photo op when the Guiness Book Of Hilarious Records shows up at her house tomorrow. On a more serious note, ...

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Nate Silver’s Final Governorships Forecast

Larger interactive version here. We’re certainly enjoying that dark blue in California, aren’t we? Florida remains troublesome, with teabagger and Medicare fraudster Rick Scott maintaining a slight lead over Democrat Alex Sink. In Illinois state Sen. Bill Brady is in a toss-up with Gov. Pat Quinn, who had the unenviable job of taking over for Rod Blogojevich. In Minnesota former ...

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