Articles Tagged With ‘Gay rights’




California law seeking to ‘cure’ gays under scrutiny

Legislation to eliminate a 60-year-old law requiring the state to ‘cure” gays and lesbians has been sent to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. [MercuryNews] The long-ignored provision in the Welfare and Institution Code classifies gays as deviants. It requires the Department of... (Continue reading)

Ashburn calls on Republicans to support gays

State Sen. Roy Ashburn, the conservative firebrand who recently admitted he was gay, is calling on fellow Republicans to wholeheartedly support civil rights for gays and lesbians. [San Francisco Chronicle] Ashburn made the call in an essay published on a... (Continue reading)

Ashburn (finally) talks gay rights on Senate floor

State Sen. Roy Ashburn [R-Bakersfield] took to the floor Thursday morning and discussed his sexuality before casting votes on two separate gay-rights bills. [Los Angeles Times] The move came two months after the long-time conservative firebrand announced that he was... (Continue reading)