AB 2800 - Civil Rights Housing Act of 2006
Lead Author: Assemblymember John Laird (D-Santa Cruz)
Assembly Bill 2800, the Civil Rights Housing Act of 2006, authored by Assemblymember John Laird (D-Santa Cruz), would standardize various housing-related nondiscrimination provisions in California law to make them consistent with the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). FEHA prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex (including gender identity), marital status, sexual orientation, familial status and source of income. AB 2800 is the third bill in a series of successful nondiscrimination bills authored by Assemblymember Laird and sponsored by EQCA to strengthen major sections of the California Code and clarify that people are protected from discrimination regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
STATUS: Passed by Legislature. Signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger on September 28, 2006.
BACKGROUND ON AB 2800:
Date Last Modified: 4/25/2008