Posts Tagged: passage


Gay-rights activists tackle death certificates

Death certificates are the latest battleground for gay rights advocates trying to ensure that the gender a person identifies with in life carries over into death. A bill introduced recently aimed at ensuring the death certificates of transgender persons reflect their chosen gender is the latest legislative effort to vouchsafe the rights of this small category of Californians.


Blizzard of bills offers a spectacle

“California lawmakers hurriedly pass hundreds of bills with little or no discussion.”


Words like those will appear in various media reports during the week ending May 31 when Assembly bills must move to the Senate and vice versa.


Even though this feverish several-day flurry of seemingly indiscriminate bill passage occurs annually, it’s a

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