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FILE - State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, discusses his proposed measure to provide legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., March 17, 2022. Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California’s lead in seeking to offer legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families. The coordinated effort being announced Tuesday, May 3, by the LGBTQ Victory Institute and other advocates comes in response to recent actions taken in conservative states. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Bill making Calif. transgender sanctuary state advances

A California State Assembly committee passed a Senate bill that would make the state a transgender sanctuary state. The legislation passed Monday along party lines. It would provide refuge for trans youth and their parents, along with physicians who believe in so-called gender-affirming health care.



FILE - Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams talks to the media during Georgia's primary election on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Atlanta. “We know there are going to be national headwinds, there always are," said Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia, said recently. But she insisted she would be happy to campaign with President Joe Biden or top members of his administration: “I welcome anyone willing to lift Georgia up, to come to Georgia and help me get it done.” (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Abrams: Nothing sacrosanct about 9 member SCOTUS

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) suggested packing the Supreme Court could be an option after it overturned Roe v. Wade. In an interview Sunday, Abrams said she wants the Senate to abolish the filibuster for abortion and to allow the federal government to take over state election systems.





President Joe Biden speaks about the newly approved COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5, Tuesday, June 21, 2022, from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden’s old age has Democrats worried for 2024

A top House Democrat is already making contingency plans should Joe Biden decide not to run in the 2024 presidential election. While speaking to reporters Monday, House Democrat Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said his number one choice to replace Biden on the Democrat ticket would be Vice President Kamala Harris.