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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Justice Anthony Kennedy And LGBT Civil Rights

June 23, 2017

Lesley McClurg sat down with two McGeorge School of Law professors, Larry Levine and John Sims, to talk about Sacramento’s most important jurist, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and his LGBT civil rights legacy on the Supreme Court.

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A Conversation With LGBT Lawmakers

June 23, 2017

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler spoke with three lawmakers about the LGBT laws enacted by the California Legislature. They’ll share stories about the challenges of passing civil rights bills and coming out.

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The History, Future Of Sacramento's Lavender Heights

June 23, 2017

The Lavender Heights neighborhood in Sacramento is the epicenter of the LGBT community. Beth Ruyak spoke with two community leaders about the history and future of the neighborhood.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Television's LGBT Characters

June 23, 2017

Rick Kushman and Fresh Air’s David Bianculli look back at the power of television – and the LGBT characters that shaped how people see and understand what it means to be gay in America.

State Government

Bill Seeks To Ban Discrimination At California Religious Universities

August 9, 2016 | Ben Adler

A California lawmaker’s push to reduce discrimination against gays and lesbians at religious colleges and universities is sparking new debate over the separation of church and state.

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California Adopts School LGBT History Lessons

July 14, 2016

California education officials have adopted new public school curriculum guidelines that give LGBT Americans a more prominent role in history and social science classes.

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Los Angeles Bans Worker Travel To N. Carolina, Mississippi

April 15, 2016

(AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the city will stop doing business with North Carolina and Mississippi after the states approved legislation preventing anti-discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people.

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MLK Celebration Keynote Speakers Judy and Dennis Shepard

February 5, 2016

Judy and Dennis Shepard are keynote speakers for this weekend’s Martin Luther King Celebration in Sacramento. The murder of their son Matthew in 1998, prompted new hate crime laws and inspired many books, plays and movies.

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