A slew of new California laws that became effective last week on January 1 should improve the quality of life for LGBTQl people. Bills supporting LGBT foster youth, transgender youth, and training for teachers on LGBT issues are among the many new legal requirements. In the coming year, the California legislature will consider more bills to bolster the rights of transgender inmates, intersexed youth, and LGBTQ youth who engage in consensual sexual activity.
Meanwhile, the Catholic Dioceses of Santa Rosa was hit with several new lawsuits related to sexual abuse by 4 priests dating back to 1960.
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