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Gay man confirmed as 9th Circuit judge

Gay man confirmed as 9th Circuit judge

By Lisa Keen

The Senate voted 53-40 Tuesday afternoon to confirm a gay man to the nation's largest federal appeals court.

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By Lisa Keen | December 4, 2019

California Senator Kamala Harris withdrew from the Democratic presidential field Tuesday, saying her campaign "simply doesn't have the financial resources we need to continue."

By John Ferrannini | November 19, 2019

Reported hate crimes in San Francisco rose 58% in 2018 over the previous year even as hate crimes nationwide leveled off after years of increasing, according to statistics released by the FBI Tuesday, November 12.


By Lisa Keen | November 18, 2019

In a historic first, a gay presidential candidate for a major party nomination has topped the polling in Iowa, the first state that will select its delegates to the party nominating conventions.

By BAR staff | November 13, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren's campaign opened its Oakland office last weekend.


By Lisa Keen | November 13, 2019

A convicted murderer was executed in South Dakota November 4, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider evidence that state court jurors had sentenced the man to death because they knew he was gay and thought he would enjoy life in prison.

By John Ferrannini | November 7, 2019

Two federal judges in two days have struck down the Trump administration's Denial of Care rule as a third case in San Francisco awaits a judge's decision.


By Lisa Keen | November 6, 2019

More than 75% of openly LGBT candidates running in Tuesday's off-year elections won. The total included 112, 106 Democrats, one Republican, one independent, and four with undeclared party affiliations.

By Lisa Keen | November 4, 2019

HHS announced Friday that it plans to change its rules governing federal grants it oversees.


By Lisa Keen | October 31, 2019

A confirmation hearing for two of President Donald Trump's nominees to the nation's largest federal appeals court snared considerable media attention Wednesday after one of them dissolved into tears.

By John Ferrannini | October 30, 2019

Federal Judge William Alsup heard oral arguments Wednesday, October 30, in cases that pit California, San Francisco, and Santa Clara County against the Trump administration over its upcoming health care "refusal rule."


By Heather Cassell | October 30, 2019

Some members of the San Francisco Bay Area's transgender community praised Always for removing the Venus symbol from the packaging of its sanitary pads.

By John Ferrannini | October 29, 2019

The California Department of Justice will be joined by attorneys from San Francisco, Santa Clara County and civil rights groups in federal district court Wednesday as they challenge the Trump administration over its so-called health care refusal rule.


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