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Apr 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM
There's a broad consensus among major medical, psychological and child-welfare organizations that children raised by gay and lesbian parents fare just as well as those raised by straight parents.
Apr 8, 2013 at 7:31 AM
The nation's largest baby food makers face a lawsuit by an environmental group aimed at forcing them to alert consumers that some products contains low amounts of lead.
Mar 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court seems reluctant to use the legal battle over California's same-sex marriage ban to rule that all gay Americans have a constitutional right to wed, but that doesn't mean gay marriage will not be...
Mar 27, 2013 at 7:17 AM
In a major gay rights case, the Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to other married people.
Mar 25, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Supporters of gay marriage hopeful Supreme Court overturns Proposition 8.
Mar 26, 2013 at 9:16 AM
The Supreme Court is suggesting it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on same-sex marriage without issuing a major national ruling on whether gays have a right to marry, an issue one justice said was newer than cellphones and the Internet.
Mar 25, 2013 at 2:20 PM
Big change is coming to the lives of the lesbian couple at the center of the fight for same-sex marriage in California no matter how the Supreme Court decides their case.
Mar 25, 2013 at 7:07 AM
The Supreme Court can choose from a wide array of outcomes in ruling on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Mar 18, 2013 at 8:17 AM
A continuing distinct partisan divide is present in the gay marriage cases at the Supreme Court, even though a brief on behalf of more than 100 prominent Republicans calls for marriage equality. The split is most in evidence in legal briefs filed...
Mar 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM
Lawmakers from both parties are seeking to expand a decade-old law that lets counties pursue court-ordered mental health treatment for those who refuse to get help on their own.
Mar 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield joked that the good news for California Republicans is that they cannot get any lower. He urged Republicans to fundamentally restructure the party's operations, modeling the effort on President Barack Obama's ...
Mar 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Republicans began gathering for a round of soul-searching Friday at the start of their spring convention as they seek to restore the party's luster after years of election defeats.

The state GOP is...
Feb 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM
In a historic argument for gay rights, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban and turn a skeptical eye on similar prohibitions across the country.
Feb 24, 2013 at 2:17 PM
Emboldened by their supermajorities in the Legislature, Democrats have begun to chart an ambitious agenda outlined in the hundreds of bills they introduced before last week's deadline.
Feb 20, 2013 at 4:03 PM
The Obama administration is quietly considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on gay marriage, a step that would mark a political victory for advocates of same-sex unions and a deepening commitment by President Barack Obama...