Woman Imprisoned as a Teen for Killing Abusive Pimp Will Soon Be Free

On Friday, California Gov. Jerry Brown essentially decided that a woman who received a life sentence for killing her abusive pimp in 1994 would be allowed to keep her impending freedom. » 10/27/13 3:30pm 10/27/13 3:30pm

California Makes Getting An Abortion Less of a Pain in the Ass

Thanks to the efforts of conservatives who got elected based on lying to the electorate about knowing how to do stuff like "create jobs" and "fix the economy" (LOL), it's been a generation since getting an abortion was this big a pain in the ass — albeit not as big a pain in the ass as carrying a pregnancy for 9… » 10/10/13 2:10pm 10/10/13 2:10pm

Rejoice, Prolific Sexters: California Passes Anti-Revenge Porn Law

Revenge porn — or when a jerk posts private sexy photos of a woman online without her permission with the intent to humiliate or exact comeuppance — is seriously disruptive to the lives of the women victimized by it. Laws haven't caught up to reality, though, and in most states, once you sext a guy pictures of your… » 10/02/13 4:45pm 10/02/13 4:45pm

Christian Groups Plan to Strike Back Against California's Gay…

Now that California governor Jerry Brown has finalized legislation banning "health professionals" (har!) from trying to de-gay-ify teenagers, Christian bigots are rolling away the stones they live under and kicking up quite a fuss. Two conservative Christian groups say they plan to sue to overturn the law, which they… » 10/02/12 10:00am 10/02/12 10:00am

California Becomes the First State to Ban Creepy ‘Gay-Repair’ Therapies

California will once again carry the marching band baton for the rest of America with news that it has become the first state to ban "therapy" practices that seek to change the sexual orientation of minors after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Saturday. The bill, SB1172 by Sen. Ted Lieu (above) of Los… » 9/30/12 3:00pm 9/30/12 3:00pm

California Enacts Law to Protect Child Stars from Creeps

You might be under the impression that we already have laws to protect children from predators—they're called LAWS—but apparently those weren't enough to stop convicted sex offenders from representing kids in showbiz. The vetting system (or lack thereof) in Hollywood came under heavy scrutiny after news broke that… » 9/28/12 5:00pm 9/28/12 5:00pm

California Minors Now Allowed To Get STD Vaccines Without Parents'…

California Governor Jerry Brown just signed legislature that allows minors in the state to receive anti-STD vaccines without parental consent. » 10/10/11 1:45pm 10/10/11 1:45pm

California Bill Would Allow Vaccines For All STDs Without Parental…

A bill passed by the California legislature this month would allow clinicians to vaccinate kids against HPV without their parents consent — and it could apply to other STDs too. » 9/26/11 4:05pm 9/26/11 4:05pm

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Creative Campaign Aide Suggests Calling Meg Whitman A "Whore"

An aide to California Democratic candidate Jerry Brown was caught on tape suggesting that they call opponent Meg Whitman a whore over a perceived concession on police pensions. Unsurprisingly, this is turning into a problem. » 10/08/10 10:08am 10/08/10 10:08am

Never Mind, Gay People — You Can't Get Married Yet!

Well, that was a letdown. It looked like at least a brief window would open up in California for marriage equality, but a Ninth Circuit panel has just closed it. Here's what's next in the fight. » 8/17/10 10:02am 8/17/10 10:02am

Jerry Brown : "Proposition 8 Must Be Invalidated"

California Attorney General Jerry Brown has filed a legal brief claiming that Proposition 8, the controversial amendment that declared gay marriage illegal in the state of California, is an unconstitutional measure and should be voided. » 12/20/08 3:00pm 12/20/08 3:00pm