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  • Glendale Unified on pace with new state law to protect transgender student rights

    A new California law that took effect earlier this month expands the rights of transgender students, allowing them to participate on sports teams and use school facilities such as restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to each student’s gender...
  • Gay wedding set for float in Rose Parade draws criticism

    Organizers of the Rose Parade are defending the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's plans to hold a same-sex wedding on its float amid criticism and complaints posted online. The float, titled “Living the Dream: Love Is the Best Protection,” was...
  • Prop. 8: 'This is far from over,' says law prof who supported ban

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Although the Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California, the procedural decision also leaves open the likelihood of further litigation over Proposition 8. “This is far from over, I can tell you,&...
  • Religious leaders react to U.S. Supreme Court DOMA ruling

    U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and reopened the door to gay marriage in California provoked mixed reactions among area religious leaders. Some who have already embraced same-sex unions...
  • County clerks say they're ready for Proposition 8 ruling

    SACRAMENTO -- With a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the future of same-sex marriage expected as early as Wednesday morning, county clerks say they’re prepared if same-sex unions in California are legalized. “We’re pretty much ready to...
  • Rep. Schiff applauds Obama's gay marriage position

    Rep. Schiff applauds Obama's gay marriage position
    Saying it was his "sincere hope that marriage equality will soon become the law of the land," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) today applauded President Obama's announcement in an interview with ABC News that he supports the right of same-sex couples to...
  • Obama's gay marriage comment draws cheers from locals

    Obama's gay marriage comment draws cheers from locals
    Local gays and lesbians on Wednesday applauded President Obama’s public support of same-sex marriage, calling the announcement a pivotal moment in their fight for equality. In explaining the “evolution” of his view on gay marriage...
  • Schiff lauds move to extend military benefits for same-sex couples

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Monday lauded a Department of Defense decision to extend some benefits to same-sex couples serving in the military. Schiff was one of 40 other members of the House who signed onto a letter last week urging Leon E....
  • Judge strikes down Prop. 8, allows gay marriage in California

    Judge strikes down Prop. 8, allows gay marriage in California
    The federal judge who overturned Proposition 8 Wednesday said the ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage was based on moral disapproval of gay marriage and ordered the state to stop enforcing the ban. U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker,...
  • In Theory: Should 'Don't Ask' law be repealed?

    The government is debating whether or not to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the U.S. military's 17-year-old policy prohibiting openly gay and lesbian servicemen and women from serving in the military. Some say that the military would benefit from the...
  • Small Wonders: Circling back to Christianity

    Small Wonders: Circling back to Christianity
    This is the first in a three-part series. In August, I voiced my thoughts on same-sex marriage and Anne Rice's much-publicized renunciation of organized Christianity. The feedback I received was, to say the least, energetic. Were I the extremist...
  • Prayers not answered on a schedule

    Prayers not answered on a schedule
    This the second in a three-part series: When Marguerite Beck was 5, she prayed for God to make it snow. Though infrequent, snow in the foothills of La Crescenta wasn't unheard of. She awoke the next day to a blanket of white covering her neighborhood....