Posts tagged "California"
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.