28th August 2014
US: California bill outlawing trans and gay panic defenses headed to governor 8
5:21 PM — A California bill looking to ban gay and transgender "panic” defenses in court is headed to the governor.
11th March 2014
California Governor: Gay rights activists have been on the ‘cutting edge’ of pushing for equality 1
6:30 PM — The Governor for the US state of California, Jerry Brown, has commended gay rights advocates for their "courage" in being on "the cutting edge" of pushing for equality over recent decades.
12th November 2013
US: California organisation claims to have enough signatures to ballot trans bathroom rights law 1
2:35 PM — A California organisation attempting to repeal an act allowing transgender students equal access to school facilities such as locker rooms and bathrooms now claims it has enough signatures to place the new law back on the ballot.
7th October 2013
US: California introduces bill to allow children to have more than two parents 2
7:43 PM — The Governor in the US state of California on Friday signed a bill which allows children to legally have more than two parents.
29th August 2013
US: Appeals court upholds California ban on ‘gay cure’ therapy 7
7:12 PM — A federal appeals court in the US on Thursday upheld a ban in the US state of California on the extremely controversial practice of gay '"conversion" therapy for minors.
7th May 2013
US: Supporters of ‘gay cure’ therapy call for new hearing on New Jersey bill to ban it 9
3:27 PM — Supporters of controversial "gay conversion" therapy in the US state of New Jersey, are calling for a bill to ban it to be subject to a new Senate hearing.
26th April 2013
US: Bill to ban ‘ex-gay’ therapy to be introduced in New York 3
5:47 PM — Two Democratic Senators in the US state of New York have announced plans to introduce legislation to outlaw the practice of controversial "gay conversion therapy".
17th April 2013
US: Appeals court to hear arguments around constitutionality of California ‘gay cure’ ban 8
5:43 PM — The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is on Wednesday to hear arguments around California's law prohibiting "gay cure" therapy, as administered by mental health professionals.
3rd January 2013
California’s governor seeks to restore gay ‘cure’ ban 7
11:33 AM — California Governor Jerry Brown has now appealed a court injunction that has so far prevented the enforcement of a new law designed to ban gay conversion therapy for children.
22nd December 2012
US court suspends California’s ban on therapies to turn gay teenagers straight 28
3:33 PM — A three-judge panel in the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals has suspended the implementation of a new law banning therapists offering treatment to young gay people to turn themselves straight.
5th December 2012
Confusion for California’s gay ‘cure’ ban after judges issue opposite rulings 9
10:21 AM — For the second time in two days, a federal judge in California has issued a decision on the state's new law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from trying to change the sexual orientation of gay minors.
29th November 2012
California representative calls on US Congress to ban gay ‘cure’ treatments for kids 3
12:50 PM — California Democratic Representative Jackie Speier has introduced a resolution in the US Congress calling for a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors.
5th October 2012
California: Second lawsuit filed against gay ‘cure’ ban 26
2:44 PM — A second federal lawsuit has been filed seeking to overturn California's new ban on gay conversion therapy for those under the age of 18.
2nd October 2012
UK: BACP warns against gay conversion therapy 16
12:09 PM — Britain's largest professional body of psychotherapists has warned its members against attempting to "convert" gay people, after discovering practitioners were still offering the "treatment".
1st October 2012
California bans teenage gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
5:55 PM — Campaigners and medical professionals have welcomed California Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to ban teenagers from accessing discredited treatments that seek to reject an LGBT identity.
29th August 2012
Bill to ban gay conversion ‘therapy’ may be signed into law in California 12
5:29 PM — A groundbreaking new bill which would ban anti-gay "therapy" has passed the California Assembly and is on its way to state governor Jerry Brown.
30th March 2012
Students in California may be asked to declare sexuality when enrolling 24
4:26 PM — Prospective students at the University of California and California State University campuses may be asked to volunteer information when applying or enrolling next year on whether they are LGBT.
15th July 2011
California governor signs bill for gay history in schools 37
10:16 AM — California governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill requiring all schools to teach about the contributions of LGBT people through history. The move makes the state the first in the US to ensure that all children learn about figures such as San Francisco gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk.
3rd November 2010
US mid-term results pose challenges and opportunities for gay rights 13
2:50 PM — The US mid-term elections have seen the Republicans gain control of the lower house, while the Democrats held on to the Senate. According to commentators, the result presents both challenges and opportunities for gay rights.