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Terrible California 'Kill-Gays' Initiative Officially Deemed Terrible

Until the evening of June 23, California lawmakers were actually being asked to address something called the Sodomite Suppression Act, which advocated for the killing “by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method” of anyone who participated in any kind of gay sex. But, as we don’t live in an… » 6/23/15 10:30pm 6/23/15 10:30pm

Very Reasonable Politician: Abortion is Causing California's Drought

California Assembly Member Shannon Grove is generating cascades of headlines over the last couple days for her very reasonable, well thought-out, scientific point of view that her state’s crippling drought is caused by abortion. She’s been defending that view to her constituents on Facebook, which, again — great plan. » 6/12/15 11:10am 6/12/15 11:10am

Lawsuit: Nasty Gal's #GIRLBOSS Fired Employees For Getting Pregnant

A new lawsuit claims that hip, woman-led clothing company Nasty Gal is “a horrible place to work for professional women who become pregnant,” accusing the company of illegally firing four pregnant women. The suit, filed by ex-employee Aimee Concepcion, says Nasty Gal terminated her and three other women, as well as… » 6/09/15 10:15am 6/09/15 10:15am

Students Called 'Trash Collators of Tomorrow' in High School Yearbook

Just days after graduation, a yearbook at Berkeley High School in California has been recalled due to the discovery of a passage that refers to some students as “trash collators of tomorrow.” The Washington Post reports the line in question refers to students in the Academy of Medicine and Public Service - “a college… » 6/08/15 11:30am 6/08/15 11:30am

California Assembly Passes Bill Requiring Pregnancy Centers to Lie Less

The California Assembly has passed AB 775, the Reproductive FACT Act, which will make it harder for crisis pregnancy centers to actively mislead their clients. The act requires that CPCs post notices disclosing that they don’t have medical licenses; licensed medical facilities will post notices that California has… » 5/27/15 11:10am 5/27/15 11:10am

California Wants Pregnancy Centers to Admit They Aren't Doctor's Offices

A proposed law being considered in the California State Assembly would force anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to post signs letting their clients know that they’re not medical facilities. Anti-abortion groups are predictably pissed, claiming the measure is “bullying” and, as Heartbeat International put it,… » 5/22/15 3:10pm 5/22/15 3:10pm

CA Senate Candidate Criticized for Mocking Native Americans

California congresswoman and current Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez has come under pretty intense scrutiny after making a “war cry” sound and gesture during an informal talk at the California Democratic Party Convention. Sanchez made the stereotypical gesture while explaining to a group of California Democrats that… » 5/17/15 1:45pm 5/17/15 1:45pm

Why Are We Still Moving to California?

This weekend, the New York Times published two laughably conflicting articles about California—one from the Style section on the happy-go-lucky migration westward of New York City’s “creative class,” and one that looks at a state going brown, well into the fourth year of its historically ruinous drought. » 5/04/15 2:15pm 5/04/15 2:15pm

The Best Thing About the Desert Is That It's Clueless

I know a place in the Mojave Desert where there are rocks in the shape of Billy Martin. I visit the rocks every year to commemorate the return of spring. It makes perfect sense to me that the rocks are in the desert and not a mountain range or forest because the gone-but-not-forgotten Yankee manager was a kind of… » 4/28/15 5:30pm 4/28/15 5:30pm

Darren Sharper, Accused Serial Rapist, to Take Plea Deals in 4 States

On Monday, Darren Sharper, alleged serial rapist and fallen NFL star, is expected to take a plea deal settling a myriad of rape and drugging charges involving women in California, Nevada, Louisiana and Arizona. The hearings are slated to take place in Los Angeles, the city where he's been in jail since last year. » 3/23/15 12:30pm 3/23/15 12:30pm

Crisis Pregnancy Center Worker Told a Woman Her IUD Was 'Your Baby' 

A new investigation from NARAL Pro-Choice California finds that—surprise!—crisis pregnancy centers are still lying to women, delivering their trademark mixture of shame, guilt, misinformation and outright lies to persuade them not to have abortions. An undercover NARAL worker was told by a CPC employee that her IUD,… » 3/16/15 11:00am 3/16/15 11:00am