Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner issued a tentative ruling on Thursday directing Secretary of State Debra Bowen to "accept, file, and process as timely" the qualifying petitions the referendum's backers circulated in Mono and Tulare counties.
Bowen's office had refused to tally them, saying they were not turned in by a Nov. 10 deadline.
Sumner says that because Nov. 10 was a Sunday and the next day Veteran's Day, the law's opponents actually had until Tuesday, Nov. 12 to get their paperwork in.
(AP) - Ten states are suing the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity.
(AP) - Backers of a proposed ballot initiative that sought to require transgender people to use the public restrooms that correspond with their biological sex say they have failed to qualify the measure for the California ballot.
Transgender victims of violence in California will now have more legal protections.
(AP) - California has paroled a transgender inmate a day before a federal appeals court was to hear her request for the state prison to pay for her sex reassignment surgery.
A new California law allows the death certificates of transgender people to reflect the gender they identified with, rather than their biological sex.