Kamala Harris emerges as LGBT favorite for 2020 — there’s just one thing

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was likely chosen as a featured speaker at Saturday’s Human Rights Campaign National Dinner because she’s quickly becoming a favorite in the LGBT community among potential 2020 Democratic presidential contenders.

To recognize her popularity among LGBT people, just find the animated picture of Harris making the rounds on Facebook at the Senate dais brushing her hair back, clasping her hands and blinking her eyes wearily as she’s cut off during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Also check out the widely shared video of her exchange with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his Russian connections, which left the Trump official muttering he felt “nervous” under questioning from the U.S. Senate’s only black female senator.

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Ban on ‘gay panic defense’ approved, heads to California governor

By : Wire Report
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defendants could not escape murder charges by claiming they panicked when they discovered someone was gay or transgender under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

The state Assembly approved AB2501 on a 50-10 vote Aug. 27.

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California bill would ban ‘gay panic’ defense in slayings

By : Wire Report
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A bill making its way through the Legislature would prevent defendants from using a so-called “gay panic” defense to escape murder charges.

AB2501 heads to the Senate after passing the Assembly May 28 on a 42-16 vote.

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