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Political Notebook: CA renews its End of Life law for another 6 years

Political Notebook: CA renews its End of Life law for another 6 years

Californians will continue to have a "right to die" until January 1, 2031 after Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law October 5 a six-year extension of the Golden State's End of Life Option Act.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | October 5, 2021

San Francisco's gay-owned Eagle bar is one step closer to being the second leather bar in the U.S. of the same name to become a local landmark.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 4, 2021

Voters in Oregon could elect the country's first lesbian governor next year and only the second LGBTQ top statewide official in the three-state West Coast region.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 27, 2021

A San Francisco supervisors' panel has advanced a code update that will allow for tracking how many LGBTQ people are employed by, and are applying for, city and county jobs.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 27, 2021

A day after Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Greenbrae) announced his 2022 candidacy for California insurance commissioner, gay incumbent Ricardo Lara rolled out endorsements from a vast array of fellow Democratic elected officials and LGBTQ leaders.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 22, 2021

First-time political candidate Jennifer Esteen has been scooping up early endorsements from around the Bay Area for her 2022 bid for Alameda County's 20th Assembly District seat, currently held by Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward).

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 15, 2021

With the Biden administration once again voicing support for LGBTQ rights on the global stage, the U.S. government will soon have a floating soapbox to project its pro-equality stance in ports around the world.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 14, 2021

California voters overwhelmingly rejected the recall attempt against Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, based on the preliminary ballot count.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 13, 2021

Should Governor Gavin Newsom beat back the attempt to recall him Tuesday, he will have LGBTQ Californians to thank.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 10, 2021

In the final days of their 2021 legislative session, California lawmakers approved a bevy of legislation addressing various sexual orientation and gender identity concerns from the mailbox and coroner's office to the toy store aisle.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 8, 2021

California lawmakers have adopted three more bills related to LGBTQ issues as they race to finish their work by the September 10 deadline to pass legislation this year and send it to Governor Gavin Newsom to either sign into law or veto.


By Cynthia Laird | September 3, 2021

An animated and impassioned Governor Gavin Newsom took to Zoom Friday in a call with LGBTQ leaders to make his case against the recall and warned that if it passes, a Republican replacement would "turn back the clock" on a host of issues.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 2, 2021

Mia Bonta will succeed her husband in the state Legislature, becoming the fifth female legislator from the Bay Area.


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