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Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Pablo Gomez Jr. is suspected of homicide, but they deserve to be known by the gender pronoun they prefer

The scene of a fatal stabbing for which Pablo Gomez Jr. is the primary suspect. Photo: Emilie Raguso There has been a lot of discussion in the past year over people using gender-neutral pronouns, specifically the use of “they/them” instead of “he” and “she.” This may be because the use of they/them is becoming more […]

Posted inCommunity

City pulls back on closing Domestic Partnership Registry

Councilman Darryl Moore. Photo: Emilie Raguso After briefly considering the closure of Berkeley’s Domestic Partnership Registry prior to this week’s City Council meeting, officials decided instead to simply celebrate its 22nd anniversary. Councilman Darryl Moore had originally submitted an item for council review that would have closed down the registry following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling […]

Posted inCity

Berkeley to look at closing Domestic Partnership Registry

Sandy Stier and Kris Perry, lead Prop. 8 plaintiffs, celebrate in San Francisco’s Pride Parade on Sunday June 30. The ruling in favor of marriage equality makes Berkeley’s Domestic Partnership Registry redundant, argues Berkeley Councilman Daryl Moore. Photo: William Newton Sandy Stier and Kris Perry, lead Prop. 8 plaintiffs, celebrate in San Francisco’s Pride Parade […]