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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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California Agricultural Workers Grapple With Sexual Assault by Bosses

September 4, 2013 | 8:45 am

California Agricultural Workers Grapple With Sexual Assault by Bosses

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Women working in the fields and food-processing plants face sexual violence and harassment.

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Court Upholds Ban on Gay-to-Straight Therapy

August 29, 2013 | 2:47 pm

Court Upholds Ban on Gay-to-Straight Therapy

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A federal court upheld California’s law prohibiting programs aimed at making gay youth straight.

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Times Are Changing: Steve Young To Keynote Gay Mormon Conference

August 16, 2013 | 10:21 am

Times Are Changing: Steve Young To Keynote Gay Mormon Conference

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Steve Young, ex-49er quarterback, co-founder of Palo Alto private equity firm HGGC and all-around good guy, is speaking out on gay rights. He and his wife, Barbara, are the keynote speakers at next month’s convention of gay Mormons in Salt Lake City. Reporter Hank Plante, who covered LGBT issues (among other topics) for KPIX-TV in […]

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Unauthorized Sterilization of Women Prisoners at Issue in State Hearing

August 14, 2013 | 12:23 pm

Unauthorized Sterilization of Women Prisoners at Issue in State Hearing

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By Corey Johnson, The Center for Investigative Reporting Top state lawmakers pledged Tuesday to pursue legislation to prevent sterilization abuses in prisons. State Sen. Loni Hancock, chairwoman of the Public Safety Committee, made the announcement during a packed hearing at the state Capitol. It was called in response to an investigation by the Center for […]

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Her War: The Aftermath of Military Sexual Assault

July 25, 2013 | 8:00 am

Her War: The Aftermath of Military Sexual Assault

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By Mimi Chakarova, Center for Investigative Reporting Since 1990, the number of women veterans in the United States has doubled to 1.8 million. But a lot of female veterans, especially those who are younger, don’t consider themselves veterans at all — they incorrectly assume that a “vet” must have served in combat. Thus, many of […]

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Lawmakers Call for Probe of Sterilization of Female Inmates

July 11, 2013 | 1:55 pm

Lawmakers Call for Probe of Sterilization of Female Inmates

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By Corey G. Johnson, The Center for Investigative Reporting State lawmakers called today for an investigation of the physicians involved in the sterilization of women inmates and raised questions about a federal prison overseer’s role in handling the matter. In a letter to the Medical Board of California, state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, said […]

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California Female Inmates Sterilized Without State Approval

July 8, 2013 | 9:41 am

California Female Inmates Sterilized Without State Approval

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by Corey G. Johnson, Center For Investigative Reporting Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals, the Center for Investigative Reporting has found. At least 148 women received tubal ligations in violation of prison rules during those five years […]

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San Francisco Pride in Pictures

July 1, 2013 | 6:30 am

San Francisco Pride in Pictures

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It was a weekend of celebrations just four days after the Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage rulings and one day after same-sex marriages resumed in California. San Francisco’s 43rd Pride Parade drew about 1.2 million people, according to Lisa Williams, president of the sponsoring organization San Francisco Pride. That’s up from about 100,000 people last year. Hundreds […]

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June 30, 2013 | 11:30 am

Justice Anthony Kennedy Denies New Request to Block Same-Sex Marriages

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Update, 11:30 a.m. Sunday: The Associated Press is reporting that U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied, without comment, a petition from supporters of Proposition 8 to set aside a Friday appeals court order that allowed the immediate resumption of gay and lesbian weddings across California. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that […]

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