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Online Extra: Political Notes: Wiener punts trans prisoner bill

Online Extra: Political Notes: Wiener punts trans prisoner bill

State Senator Scott Wiener announced Friday that he was punting legislation aimed at improving conditions for transgender inmates to the 2020 legislative session.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | September 11, 2019

Maria Cadenas, a lesbian single mother and nonprofit leader, has entered the 2020 race to succeed state Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), who is termed out of his 17th Senate District seat along the Central Coast.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 4, 2019

The proverbial stork has visited at least three out lawmakers this year in California. Two female politicians are expecting children with their spouses, while a male leader adopted a son out of foster care with his partner.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 4, 2019

California lawmakers have until Friday, September 13, to pass several LGBT bills in order to send them to Governor Gavin Newsom's desk for his signature. He will have until October 13 to sign or veto the legislation.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 30, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom Friday signed into law his first LGBT rights bill since becoming California's top executive in January.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 28, 2019

San Francisco's two main LGBT Democratic clubs found themselves largely aligned during last year's June special elections for mayor and the District 8 supervisor seat.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 23, 2019

In a major coup for his mayoral bid, gay San Diego Assemblyman Todd Gloria has secured the endorsement of the San Diego Democratic Party.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 21, 2019

He has served less than a year on the San Leandro Unified School District Board of Education yet James Aguilar already has his sights on running for higher office.

By Lisa Keen | August 21, 2019

This may not be a surprise, but it is news: Gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has outraised his Democratic competitors in most heavily LGBT neighborhoods around the country.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 20, 2019

Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has waded into a contentious intraparty fight for a state Senate seat in the Central Valley by throwing his support behind lesbian Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton).

By Lisa Keen | August 19, 2019

Log Cabin Republicans, the national gay Republican group, made a big splash August 15 when it published an opinion piece in the Washington Post announcing its decision to endorse President Donald Trump for re-election.


By Matthew S. Bajko | August 16, 2019

Equality California plans to call on the California Democratic Party to censure a state Senate candidate for what it considers to be homophobic campaign tactics, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 14, 2019

San Francisco's only LGBT citywide municipal officeholder is all but assured of re-election this year, as Treasurer-Tax Collector José Cisneros is once again running unopposed. Cisneros, 63, is seeking a fourth four-year term.


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