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Newsom Nominates 1st Gay to State Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated the first openly gay Black man to the state Supreme Court on Monday, potentially replacing one of the court's more conservative members with a former federal civil rights attorney who prosecuted cross-burnings and polic...
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California Pardons Gay Civil Rights Leader in New Initiative

SACRAMENTO — California’s governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity. Gov. Gavin Newsom pardoned Rustin ...

Poll: White Evangelicals Distinct on Abortion, LGBT Policy

White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on abortion restrictions and LGBT discrimination protections, two of the most politically divisive issues at play in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll. “I...
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Mormon Church Opposes Utah LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban

SALT LAKE CITY — A proposed ban on so-called conversion therapy in Utah is in danger of being derailed after the influential Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints came out Tuesday night in opposition, just months after it said it wouldn't stand in the...