Posts tagged "California"
Catholic Church Files Civil Rights Complaint Against State Over Abortion Mandate

Catholic Church Files Civil Rights Complaint Against State Over Abortion Mandate

Although a spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights says the new complaint from the Catholic conference is under review, Rouillard has reiterated that the agency considers abortion a basic health care service.
California Legislators Pass Affirmative Consent Bill to Combat Campus Sexual Assault

California Legislators Pass Affirmative Consent Bill to Combat Campus Sexual Assault

The bill will radically change the current standard of proving sexual assault, which requires victims of sexual assault to demonstrate that they did not consent.
New California Law Takes Military Sexual Assault Cases Out of the Chain of Command

New California Law Takes Military Sexual Assault Cases Out of the Chain of Command

The law also now requires the California Military Department to report annually to the state government on sexual assault incidences and prevention plans.
Senator Boxer Pushes for Sexual Assault Victim's Advocates at California Universities

Senator Boxer Pushes for Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocates at California Universities

Senator Barbara Boxer urged California universities to create independent sexual assault victim's advocates on their campuses in a letter sent out on Tuesday.
California Legislature Votes to Restrict Sterilization of Prison Inmates

California Legislature Votes to Restrict Sterilization of Prison Inmates

The bill now awaits Governor Jerry Brown's signature. If he does not sign it within 12 days, it will go into effect by default.
California Reverses Decision Allowing Catholic Colleges to Refuse to Cover Abortion

California Reverses Decision Allowing Catholic Colleges to Refuse to Cover Abortion

The state of California had previously allowed insurance companies on two campuses to deny abortion coverage. On Friday, Governor Jerry Brown's Department of Managed Health Care reversed that decision.
Federal Judge Finds California Death Penalty Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Finds California Death Penalty Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled the California death penalty unconstitutional, leading legal experts to forecast similar calls for overhaul in other states.
Supreme Court Upholds California's 'Gay Conversion Therapy' Ban

Supreme Court Upholds California’s ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Ban

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that "gay conversion therapy," which aims to change the sexual orientation of children under the age of 18, is within a state's right to regulate and can therefore be banned.
Sandra Fluke's Campaign for California State Senate Advances to General Election

Sandra Fluke’s Campaign for California State Senate Advances to General Election

Women's rights activist and attorney, Sandra Fluke, finished in the top two in her run for an open state Senate seat in California's 26th district.
Los Angeles City Council Condemns Brunei's Taliban-Like Penal Code

Los Angeles City Council Condemns Brunei’s Taliban-Like Penal Code

The City Council of Los Angeles, California approved a resolution this week condemning Brunei's brutal new "kill-a-gay, flog-a-woman" penal code and urging the nation and its Sultan to divest its ownership of the Beverly Hills Hotel, not long after a similar resolution was unanimously approved by the Beverly Hills City Council.
Beverly Hills City Council Condemns Taliban-Like Brunei Penal Code

Beverly Hills City Council Condemns Taliban-Like Brunei Penal Code

"The City of Beverly Hills strongly condemns the government of Brunei as well as other governments which engage in similar policies for adopting laws that impose extreme and inhumane penalties including execution by stoning, flogging and severing of limbs."
Students File Two Federal Complaints Against UC Berkeley for Mishandling Campus Sexual Assault Cases

Students File Two Federal Complaints Against UC Berkeley for Mishandling Campus Sexual Assault Cases

31 current and former University of California at Berkeley filed two federal complaints against the college Wednesday, alleging that the university had failed to properly handle sexual assault cases within good time, investigate serial rapists, and take rape and harassment on campus seriously.
California Bill Would Change Reporting Requirements for Rapes on College Campuses

California Bill Would Change Reporting Requirements for Rapes on College Campuses

"We want to make sure administrations can't keep stuff hush hush in hopes of making it seem like a school is safe than it really is."
California Bans Employment Discrimination Against Domestic Violence Victims

California Bans Employment Discrimination Against Domestic Violence Victims

Only six other states and Puerto Rico have discrimination protections for victims.
California Governor Signs Bill Expanding Abortion Access

California Governor Signs Bill Expanding Abortion Access

By expanding abortion access, California bucks the national trend of passing legislation that restricts abortion access.
California To Gradually Raise Minimum Wage

California To Gradually Raise Minimum Wage

California enacted a law Wednesday that will gradually raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour.
Domestic Workers' Rights Bill Heads to California Governor's Desk

Domestic Workers’ Rights Bill Heads to California Governor’s Desk

A bill that would protect the rights of domestic workers has passed the California State Senate.
California Bill Expanding Abortion Access Sent to Governor

California Bill Expanding Abortion Access Sent to Governor

Assembly Bill 154, written by Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), will allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified midwives to perform abortions within the first 12 weeks of a woman's pregnancy.
California Approves Law Protecting Transgender Students

California Approves Law Protecting Transgender Students

"[This law is] going to send [students] a message that they are a part of the school community and that they are valued and that we want to see them participate fully and want to see them succeed. That's a powerful message that, frankly, they have not been getting up to this point."

Berkeley Students Protest Anti-Affirmative Action Bake Sale

The group sold baked goods that were priced according to the race and gender of their costumers.