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Number of CA LGBTQ judges continues to climb

Number of CA LGBTQ judges continues to climb

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 2, 2022

Under Governor Gavin Newsom the number of LGBTQ judges continues to climb on the California bench. Since he took office in 2019, the number of out jurists on state courts has increased by at least 30%.

Biden nominates Jackson for US Supreme Court

Biden nominates Jackson for US Supreme Court

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Feb 25, 2022

In a historic move, President Biden said February 25 that he is nominating Ketanji Brown Jackson, currently a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, as his choice for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Borkon sworn in as newest Alameda County judge

Borkon sworn in as newest Alameda County judge

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Feb 25, 2022

Peter E. Borkon took his oath of office Thursday afternoon, becoming the newest out judge on the Alameda County Superior Court.

Judge backs SF in Union Square surveillance lawsuit

Judge backs SF in Union Square surveillance lawsuit

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 18, 2022

A San Francisco judge has sided with the city in a lawsuit alleging that the San Francisco Police Department illegally spied on protesters in Union Square.

Gay SF cop gets $225K in settlement of discrimination case

Gay SF cop gets $225K in settlement of discrimination case

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Feb 14, 2022

Three years and seven months after a gay San Francisco cop filed a lawsuit against the City of San Francisco alleging workplace harassment and discrimination, his case has finally been settled.

Political Notebook: Lesbian SF Judge Bradstreet retires from the bench

Political Notebook: Lesbian SF Judge Bradstreet retires from the bench

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 8, 2022

Having served 11 years on the San Francisco Superior Court, Judge Angela Bradstreet has decided to retire.

SF, SD, LA city attorneys ask Uber to explain trans policies after complaints

SF, SD, LA city attorneys ask Uber to explain trans policies after complaints

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 3, 2022

The Los Angeles Times had reported that some trans drivers were permanently banned after the company treated their documents as fraudulent.

HRC's ex-president sues over termination, alleges racial discrimination

HRC's ex-president sues over termination, alleges racial discrimination

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Feb 3, 2022

Alphonso David, the former president of the Human Rights Campaign terminated by the board after he was ensnared in the Governor Andrew Cuomo scandal, sued the nation's leading LGBTQ group February 3.

LGBTQ Agenda: Counterfeiting ring sold fake Biktarvy, Descovy, Gilead says

LGBTQ Agenda: Counterfeiting ring sold fake Biktarvy, Descovy, Gilead says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 1, 2022

Gilead Sciences Inc. published a checklist so that folks can ensure that they are taking actual pills of Biktarvy or Descovy.

Breyer announces retirement, opens up new battle over Supreme Court

Breyer announces retirement, opens up new battle over Supreme Court

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 26, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, who had joined landmark decisions from the court in support of LGBTQ rights, announced January 26 that he'd retire, opening up a chance for President Joe Biden to make a pick.

Court hearing held in SF surveillance lawsuit

Court hearing held in SF surveillance lawsuit

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 24, 2022

A court hearing in a lawsuit alleging that the San Francisco Police Department illegally spied on protesters in Union Square comes as Mayor London Breed and a number of city supervisors spar on whether to expand the use of surveillance technology.

LGBTQ Agenda: South Carolina attorney general sued over sex offender registry law

LGBTQ Agenda: South Carolina attorney general sued over sex offender registry law

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 11, 2022

South Carolina is the one of three states that requires people convicted of consensual gay sex prior to 2003 to register as sex offenders.

Lesbian Justice Earl confirmed to CA appellate court

Lesbian Justice Earl confirmed to CA appellate court

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 6, 2022

With her confirmation to the state's 3rd District Court of Appeal, Justice Laurie M. Earl is now the fifth LGBTQ person serving on one of California's six appellate courts and the first on the 3rd District court bench.

Prop 8 tapes ordered released — again

Prop 8 tapes ordered released — again

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 29, 2021

There may be a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court now that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed its earlier decision to allow for the release of tapes of the 2010 San Francisco trial that first struck down California's same-sex marriage ban.