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Homophobic Proposed Initiative Lacks Uproar

Staff Editorial 

In September 2014, California became the first state to ban Gay and Trans ‘Panic’ defenses, where a defendant can claim self-defense after injuring or killing an individual who made unwanted homosexual or transexual advances. The fact that this defense wasn’t banned earlier is upsetting, but what is more upsetting is not even a year later, a Southern California lawyer has proposed a ballot initiative that would legalize the killing of homosexuals and those who sympathize with them. This proposed ballot initiative is known as the Sodomite Suppression Act.  Continue reading Homophobic Proposed Initiative Lacks Uproar

Morality Clauses Causing Tension in the Bay Area

Staff Editorial 

On a day that marks the beginning of the 40 days of Lent season, some San Francisco residents, including students, parents, and faculty members of four Bay Area schools controlled by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, spent part of their Ash Wednesday in protest outside of Saint Mary’s Cathedral in response to a morals clause introduced by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.  Continue reading Morality Clauses Causing Tension in the Bay Area

California Pushes for Peddling with Helmets

Staff Editorial 

Two cities in California, San Francisco and Long Beach, make the list of the top 50 bike-friendly cities in the United States according to an online bicycle-oriented newspaper, Bicycling. California unfortunately tops another bike-oriented list. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, California has the highest number of cyclists killed in comparison to every other state, with 338 cyclists killed in collisions with motor vehicles between 2010 and 2012. These numbers led State Senator Carol Liu to introduce SB192, a bill that would require all cyclists, adults and minors, to wear a helmet or pay a $25 fine. If passed, California would become the first state to implement a law requiring those 18 years and older to wear a helmet. Continue reading California Pushes for Peddling with Helmets