Debate on conversion-therapy ban postponed amid growing public outcry

Bill had been scheduled for consideration in California Senate last Thursday

The California state Senate's debate and vote on a controversial bill banning so-called conversion therapy has been delayed due to public outcry against the legislation, sources say. Known as AB 2943, the bill passed in the state assembly earlier this year and seeks to declare therapy for individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions or who want to leave homosexuality a … [Read more...]

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Californians for Life endorsements

Comprehensive list of pro-life political candidates in California

John Cox is fervently pro-life. He is polling well and has funds for a successful statewide campaign for Governor.  If there is ONE THING you can do to protect life in our state, it is to elect a pro-life Governor, who can veto all of the terrible attacks on faith, family, and life coming through our extremely pro-abortion state legislature. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: David … [Read more...]

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California state senator introduces bill to force websites to use ‘fact-checkers’

Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, wants state to decide what is real or fake news, introduces “Online False Information Act,” which would require anyone who posts any news on the Internet to verify all information

Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) is the author of the “Online False Information Act,” a new bill that would require anyone who posts any news on the Internet to verify all information through “fact-checkers.” Sen. Pan does not name who these “fact checkers” are. The bill will “require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence … [Read more...]

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Think California politics is on the far-left fringe? Just wait for next elections

In the self-labeled “state of resistance,” the political debate is being pushed further left without any sign of a Republican renaissance to serve as a check on spending and social policy

For those who think California politics is on the far-left fringe of the national spectrum, stand by. The next election season, already well underway here, will showcase a younger generation of Democrats that is more liberal and personally invested in standing up to President Trump’s Washington than those leaving office. Here in the self-labeled “state of resistance,” the … [Read more...]

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3 imprudent bills Jerry Brown should veto

SB 179, SB 219, and AB 569

Veteran California pro-family leader Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, has issued the following statement regarding three reckless bills passed by the California Legislature that Governor Jerry Brown should veto: SB 179: "Increasing identity fraud that burdens law enforcement, government agencies, and financial institutions is not good public policy. The … [Read more...]

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“California is really in a bind here”

Obamacare repeal measure would end subsidies for state's mandatory abortion coverage in insurance plans

A California law requiring all health plans cover abortions is set to collide with federal Affordable Care Act repeal efforts that would cut federal subsidies for health plans that pay for the procedure. State officials and health advocates have pledged to fight a stipulation of the Republican-authored American Health Care Act that could deprive 1.4 million Californians of the … [Read more...]

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California bishops announce support for two immigration measures

One would require California schools, hospitals and courtrooms to adopt policies that would limit immigration enforcement on their premises, another would create a state-funded program to provide legal representation for those facing deportation

In response to the national traction on immigration issues, this Session has seen the introduction of several California immigration bills. The California Catholic Conference (CCC) has decided to support two in particular, and is examining several others that have the potential to impact immigration in the State in significant ways. The CCC is supporting Senate Bill 54 (SB … [Read more...]

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Democrats boot anti-communist State Senator from floor

California State Senator Janet Nguyen removed from Senate floor for voicing opposition to late Sen. Tom Hayden

California State Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove), was forcibly removed from the Senate Thursday morning for offering a different perspective on the late Sen. Tom Hayden, a Democrat with a well-known and lengthy history of communist sympathies. The perspective Sen. Nguyen offers is first hand. Her family escaped communist Vietnam and came to the United States in search of … [Read more...]

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Legislature back in session

California bishops say they expect "deepening engagement with federal issues" as Trump Administration takes office

California lawmakers returned to the State Capitol this week to begin the next two-year legislative cycle. This year’s class of elected officials includes more than 20 new members who have not previously served as a state lawmaker. While there are now more Latino and Asian members than in the past, there are four fewer female lawmakers. Democrats now hold … [Read more...]

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California voters reject abolition of death penalty

Proposition 62, endorsed by state's Catholic bishops, would have ended capital punishment; voters said no by margin of 50.9% to 46.1%

The following comes from a November 9 LA Times article by Jazmine Ulloa: California voters on Tuesday defeated a ballot measure to repeal the state’s death penalty, while a measure that would expedite and amend the death penalty process narrowly leads with more ballots left to be counted. The final outcome will conclude a closely watched ballot race to address what people … [Read more...]

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