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2006 Equality California-Opposed Legislation

2006 Equality California-Opposed Legislation 

A number of pieces of anti-LGBT legislation are introduced in the California Legislature each year. For the 2006 legislative session, Equality California is officially opposed to these bills because of the negative impact they will have on the LGBT community and our families.

AB 2311 (lead author Assemblymember Mountjoy, R-Monrovia) would prevent discussion of lebsian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in California schools. Because this bill would silence any discussion about an important part of our diverse society and would promote fear and ignorance that make schools unsafe for LGBT students, it should be opposed.

Status: Defeated in committee.

AB 2130 (lead author Assemblymember DeVore, R-Irvine) would require a court to consider the religious, cultural, moral and ethnic values of a dependent child's birth parents before placing the child for adoption or appointing a legal guardian. Because it would shift the legal standard away from best interests of the child and potentially threaten the ability of loving parents to adopt or act as guardians regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, this bill should be opposed.

Status: Defeated in committee.

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE VOTE PUTS FAIRNESS AND COMMON SENSE AHEAD OF DISCRIMINATION AND DEFEATS ANTI-FAMILY BILL
4-4-2006

AB 1218: The William J. “Pete” Knight Memorial Act (lead author Assemblymember Wyland, R-Vista) would require that the Pledge of Allegiance be recited daily at elementary and secondary schools. Because this bill honors the memory of the State Senator who was a staunch opponent of the principles of liberty and justice for LGBT Californians, please oppose it unless it is amended to remove the reference to Senator Knight.

Status: Defeated in committee.

AB 2891: (lead author Assemblymember LaMalfa, R-Redding) would prohibit questions related to gender or sexual orientation on school health surveys without first obtaining a parent’s permission.

Status: Defeated in committee.

ACR 155 (lead author Dave Cogdill, R-Modesto) would commend Boy Scouts who earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Because the bill honors an organization whose membership policies continue to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religion, the bill should be opposed.

Status: Failed passage in committee

Date Last Modified: 4/16/2008
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