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Oakland reproductive rights nonprofit advocates for repeal of Maximum Family Grant Rule

Photo Courtesy of California Budget & Policy Center, by Steven Bliss. Frank Mecca, executive director of the County Welfare Directors Association of California, stands with a sign of support for repeal of the Maximum Family Grant Rule.

Under the Maximum Family Grant Rule, if a woman has a baby ten months after becoming a CalWORKs recipient, she will not receive additional cash aid for the infant. Exceptions to the rule include pregnancies resulting from rape, incest, or the failure of specific types of contraception like an IUD, often considered a more invasive form of birth control.

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Prop 8 challenged in court, questions abound

By HENRY JONES and SAMSON REINY Nov. 6–The passage of Proposition 8 has set off statewide legal confusion as same-sex marriage advocates filed petitions before the California Supreme Court yesterday, calling for the suspension of the gay marriage ban until the court decides if the amendment is unconstitutional. Californians voted on Tuesday by a 52…

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