To keep housing available to residents, while still allowing homeowners to participate in home-sharing, San Francisco passed a law in 2015 requiring short-term rentals to be registered with the city and limiting the amount of time units could be rented out.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, meanwhile, in a Congressional hearing refused to say her office would withhold funds from private schools that discriminate against students.
You would think that the exhaustive—and exhausting—security measures put in place since 9/11 would at least guarantee that no one ever boards the wrong plane again. But you would be wrong.
One bill making its way through the California state legislature looks to protect tenants from a very particular form of harassment – the threat of deportation.
California, which legalized marijuana last year, is predicted to generate a billion dollars in annual marijuana tax revenue, the bulk of which is earmarked for substance abuse education and treatment programs.
In this uncertain climate, it’s important for individuals to know their rights and be willing to fight for them. In addition to personal legal representation, there are many organizations working on behalf of LGBTQ rights.
The meaning of the legislation only becomes clear when one looks at its history. An earlier bill that failed, Senate Bill 30, included this same language, but with specific examples defining the words husband, wife, mother, and father by biological sex.
Today, fewer than 10 percent of divorced respondents, according to a relationship survey conducted by Avvo, identified disagreements over how to raise kids as a contributing factor to their divorce—indicating that whatever their other differences, parenting decisions could be shared.
Many landlords already work on a first-come, first-served basis. Others are fighting the new law. Several have filed a complaint in King County Superior Court seeking an injunction against the City of Seattle.
Researchers at the Salk Institute, are sitting on data that could prevent a disease which affects 5.5 million Americans and costs $259 billion per year, but are left to await a federal license to buy a substance that’s available over the counter in their state.