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Rep. Jackie Speier Calls for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training — for Congress

April 9, 2014 | 9:47 am

Rep. Jackie Speier Calls for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training — for Congress

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Peninsula congresswoman calls for change after latest disclosure of impropriety involving a House member.

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California Assembly Elects First Openly Lesbian Leader

March 18, 2014 | 8:52 am

California Assembly Elects First Openly Lesbian Leader

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Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, will replace John PĂ©rez and inherits a supermajority.

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A Utah Lawmaker’s Take on School Facilities for Transgender Students

February 3, 2014 | 12:30 pm

A Utah Lawmaker’s Take on School Facilities for Transgender Students

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Bill requires a sort of gender test that would bar transgender students from male and female bathrooms.

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Women in California Politics: ‘A Gender Gap in Ambition’?

January 17, 2014 | 4:30 pm

Women in California Politics: ‘A Gender Gap in Ambition’?

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Analysts ponder a long-term decline in the number of women in office — and how to reverse the trend.

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Abused Sex Workers Can Now Tap Into State Fund for Victims

December 12, 2013 | 4:25 pm

Abused Sex Workers Can Now Tap Into State Fund for Victims

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Rule barring prostitutes who were raped or beaten from accessing money for treatment is repealed.

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Twitter Embraces Girl Power With New Board Member, Hackathon

December 5, 2013 | 9:00 pm

Twitter Embraces Girl Power With New Board Member, Hackathon

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Social networking company had come under fire for lack of women on its board and in executive ranks.

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Oakland, San Francisco Mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2013 | 9:37 am

Oakland, San Francisco Mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

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An occasion to remember victims of violence and to foster wider understanding of transgender issues.

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California’s New Law Criminalizing ‘Revenge Porn’

October 2, 2013 | 4:55 pm

California’s New Law Criminalizing ‘Revenge Porn’

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Those convicted on breaking the new law face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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State of California’s Women: We Score Grade ‘A’

September 27, 2013 | 3:20 pm

State of California’s Women: We Score Grade ‘A’

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New report finds women in state rank high in economics, leadership, health.

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‘Revenge Porn’ Bill Clears Assembly, Headed to Governor

September 12, 2013 | 6:33 pm

‘Revenge Porn’ Bill Clears Assembly, Headed to Governor

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Distributing explicit photos or videos to humiliate exes could soon result in fines and jail time.

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