Jorge Ramirez
July 9th, 2018

In the lead-up to the 2016 election, California minister Jorge Ramirez encouraged his daughter to vote for then-candidate Donald Trump. The only problem? Ramirez was living in the country illegally – a fact which came back to bite him when immigration agents caught on to his trail. Continue reading

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July 1st, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on June 26 in favor of marriage equality have ushered in a new era for same-sex couples in California. Almost immediately after the high court’s decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the … Continue reading

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October 8th, 2012

In a victory for the LGBTQ rights movement, California became the first U.S. state to ban gay conversion therapy for minors. Gay rights advocates have hailed the decision as a step forward for vulnerable youth, while religious fundamentalists have criticized … Continue reading

August 3rd, 2012

After an arduous legal battle, a Universal Life Church minister has been denied a permit for a “Goddess Temple” on property he owns in Chico, California. The Butte County Board of Supervisors ruled against granting the permit in a 3-2 … Continue reading