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Appeals Court: Gays, Lesbians Can’t Be Barred From Juries Based on Identity

January 21, 2014 | 1:37 pm

Appeals Court: Gays, Lesbians Can’t Be Barred From Juries Based on Identity

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Judges say LGBT jury pool members enjoy the same right to serve on juries as other protected groups.

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San Francisco Gay Activists Split Over Bradley Manning Pride Role

April 30, 2013 | 5:36 pm

San Francisco Gay Activists Split Over Bradley Manning Pride Role

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A grand marshal in the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Parade doesn’t do very much. Mostly the job requires waving at onlookers while riding in a convertible. And Bradley Manning, imprisoned on charges of leaking U.S. military documents through the WikiLeaks website, could not even have done that. But the symbolism of the role […]

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January 29, 2013 | 8:21 am

A.M. Splash: Chevron Pays $10 Million for Aug. 6 Fire; Consumer Group Files to Block PG&E Rate Hike; SJ Plans Wildlife Protection

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Chevron pays $10 million, announces inspection and training reforms after Aug. 6 fire (Contra Costa Times) Chevron Corp. has paid about $10 million and begun “corrective actions” in the aftermath of last summer’s refinery fire, sparked when a corroded pipe leaked high-temperature gas oil, according to a report the energy giant filed with the Contra […]

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Pelosi to Introduce Bill on Violence Against Women

January 22, 2013 | 9:32 am

Pelosi to Introduce Bill on Violence Against Women

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Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress are reintroducing a bill aimed at combating violence against women. A press conference originally scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled for Wednesday. A previous version of the bill expired, as CNN reports: Supporters of the Violence Against Women Act hope to revive the law in a new Congress […]

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SF’s New Archbishop Could Pressure Gay-Friendly Churches

July 27, 2012 | 5:01 pm

SF’s New Archbishop Could Pressure Gay-Friendly Churches

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Is the Pope picking a fight? I had to wonder that when I heard on Friday about the appointment of Salvatore Cordileone — one of the nation’s most outspoken foes of same-sex marriage — as archbishop of San Francisco, the gayest city in the country. Cordileone has called same-sex marriage a plot by “the evil […]

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Despite Protests, Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gays

July 17, 2012 | 5:07 pm

Despite Protests, Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gays

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NEW YORK (AP) — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, angering critics who hoped that relentless protest campaigns might lead to change. The Scouts cited support from parents as a key reason for keeping the policy and expressed hope that the prolonged […]

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July 2, 2012 | 9:30 am

Anderson Cooper: ‘The Fact Is, I’m Gay’; Bay Area Not Surprised

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October 15, 2010 | 11:11 am

Marin Teenage Suicide Forum

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As reported in The Marin Independent Journal,  educators and mental health professionals presented ideas yesterday at a forum aimed at coping with and preventing teen suicides. The gathering was attended by 200 people  at the Marin County Office of Education. The meeting took place in response to a Terra Linda High School student and a […]

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