The California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus is composed of openly LGBT members of the California State Legislature. Founded in June 2002, the caucus’ role is to present a forum for the California Legislature to discuss issues that affect LGBT Californians and to further the goal of equality and justice for all Californians.
The CA LGBT Caucus is a great resource for information on LGBT related events and happenings in the State of California. CV Stonewall would like to share this information with regular postings from the CA LGBT Caucus weekly newsletter.
- SAVE THE DATE! The annual California Legislative LGBT Caucus Reception is scheduled for Monday, January 14thfrom 5:30 – 7:30 pm at 1201 K Street, 15th Floor. More information, including a flyer, is forthcoming. Questions? ContactWilliam.Kim@asm.ca.gov or Eric.Astacaan@asm.ca.gov.
- Court's decision on Prop. 8 could affect gay marriage laws across nation, https://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/08/5040126/courts-decision-on-prop-8-could.html.
- The 3 Possible Outcomes In SCOTUS Gay Marriage Case, https://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/supreme-court-doma-outcomes.php.
- House GOP Boosts Funds for DOMA Legal Defense, https://www.rollcall.com/news/house_gop_boosts_funds_for_doma_legal_defense-219963-1.html.
- Same-sex taxes if DOMA dies, https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Same-sex-taxes-if-DOMA-dies-4120470.php.
- First Same-Sex Marriage Proposal in the White House Caught on Camera, https://gawker.com/5969016/first-same+sex-marriage-proposal-in-the-white-house-caught-on-camera.
- Poll: Most Hoosiers say no to constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, https://www.indystar.com/article/20121213/NEWS05/212130347/Poll-Hoosiers-against-constitutional-ban-gay-marriage.
- University of Iowa is First Public Institution to Ask Applicants About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/12/12/university-iowa-adds-optional-question-sexual-orientation.
- 2011 National School Climate Survey: LGBT Youth Face Pervasive, But Decreasing Levels of Harassment,https://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/library/record/2897.html.
- Zero-Tolerance Policies Perpetuate A School-to-Prison Pipeline For LGBT Youth, https://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/12/13/1327941/zero-tolerance-policies-perpetuate-a-school-to-prison-pipeline-for-lgbt-youth/.
- Costly Toll for Republicans Who Voted for Gay Marriage, https://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/nyregion/saland-concedes-defeat-in-state-senate-race.html.
- Defense budget may include anti-gay provision, https://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/12/14/alert-defense-budget-may-include-anti-gay-provision/.
- Scalia defends opposition to gay rights in response to question at Princeton, https://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2012/12/10/32135/.
- Hate crimes down in 2011, but anti-gay violence up, FBI says, https://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-fbi-hate-crimes-20121211,0,1940858.story.
- Baldwin assigned to key Senate panels for LGBT issues, https://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/12/12/baldwin-assigned-to-key-senate-panels-for-lgbt-issues/.
- Military Spouses Group To Review Policy That Excludes Lesbians, https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/military-spouses-group-to-review-policy-that-exclu.
- Newly Democratic Charlie Crist Regrets Gay Marriage Opposition, https://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/newly-democratic-charlie-crist-regrets-gay-marriage-opposition.
- 9 Portraits Of Gay Military Members Who Serve In Silence Under DOMA, https://www.buzzfeed.com/stacylambe/9-portraits-of-gay-warriors-who-serve-in-silence-u.
- Large Paris march to support gay marriage plan, https://news.yahoo.com/large-paris-march-support-gay-marriage-plan-191102050.html.
- Popularity of tiny Dutch Caribbean island soars following gay marriage, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/popularity-of-tiny-dutch-caribbean-island-soars-following-gay-marriage/2012/12/14/0c97b386-4611-11e2-8c8f-fbebf7ccab4e_story.html.
- Taiwan court to rule on 'milestone' gay marriage case, https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/15517058/taiwan-court-to-rule-on-milestone-gay-marriage-case/.
- BBC 'should be bolder' in depiction of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, https://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/dec/13/bbc-depiction-lesbian-gay-bisexual.
- US Leadership to Advance Equality for LGBT People Abroad, https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/12/13/us-leadership-advance-equality-lgbt-people-abroad.
- British government should take responsibility for colonial sodomy laws, says Human Rights Watch,https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/british-government-should-take-responsibility-colonial-sodomy-laws-says-human-rights-watch14.
- I'm Gay: The 50 Most Powerful Coming Outs of 2012, https://www.towleroad.com/2012/12/2012_gay_coming_out.html.
- Matt Damon opens up about ‘gay rumors’ surrounding his friendship with buddy Ben Affleck,https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/matt-damon-talks-gay-rumors-playboy-article-1.1220585.
- HBO Orders Comedy Pilot About Group of Gay Friends, https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hbo-comedy-pilot-david-marshall-grant-402815.
- Ian McKellen to Anderson Cooper: 'I've Never Met a Gay Person Who's Regretted Coming Out' (VIDEO),https://www.towleroad.com/2012/12/aacmckellen.html.
- Ricky Martin Addresses The UN About The Beauty Of Coming Out (VIDEO), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt_BuBZQb2s.
- Colbert Slams Ex-Gay Therapy Ban (VIDEO), https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/12/colbert-slams-ex-gay-therapy-ban_n_2285589.html.
- Singing Loud And Proud: Choir For LGBT Mormons Breaks Out, https://www.npr.org/2012/12/14/167253404/singing-loud-and-proud-choir-for-lgbt-mormons-breaks-out.
- 2012's Most Memorable LGBT Quotes, https://www.afterelton.com/2012/12/most-memorable-gay-quotes-2012.
- Jenni Rivera Fought For Women, Immigrants and LGBT Youth, https://www.thenation.com/article/171714/jenni-rivera-fought-women-immigrants-and-lgbt-youth.
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