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Bruce Nickerson, gay rights legal champion, dies at 80

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Attorney Bruce Nickerson sits in the hallway of the Torrance Courthouse and shares good news with his client, Charles Samuel Couch, July 21, 2017.

The judge granted Nickerson’s request for a finding of factual innocence. Photo: Q Voice News photo. Bruce Nickerson, a legal lion who spent decades defending gay men throughout California who had been discriminated against and falsely arrested by law enforcement in gay-sex sting operations, has died.

Nickerson died at a hospital Saturday in Redwood City after a brief illness, said Carlos Scott Lopez, Nickerson’s domestic partner.

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