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2007 Equality California-Opposed Legislation

2007 Equality California-Opposed Legislation

A number of pieces of anti-LGBT legislation are introduced in the California Legislature each year. For the 2007 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 1249 (lead author Assemblymember Silva, R-Huntington Beach) would discourage schools from offering diversity and tolerance programs that discuss sexual orientation issues by requiring prior written consent of a student’s parent or guardian.

Status: First hearing cancelled at request of author.

AB 1498 (lead author Assemblymember DeVore, R-Irvine) would weaken nondiscrimination protections that apply to state-funded and operated programs and services.

Status: First hearing cancelled at request of author.

AB 1346 (lead author Assemblymember Silva, R-Huntington Beach) would add religion as a protected characteristic to a number of education-related nondiscrimination laws. EQCA is opposed to this bill unless it is amended to cover all groups, including LGBT people, currently protected by the state’s general policy against discrimination in all public school programs and activities.

Status: Failed passage in Assembly Education Committee.

AB 1676 (lead author Assemblymember DeVore, R-Irvine) would require that instructional materials accurately portray the role and contributions of religious people and religious groups in historical events. EQCA is opposed to this bill unless it is amended to include the role and contributions of other important groups that have contributed to California and our nation’s history, including LGBT people.

Status: First hearing cancelled at request of author.

Date Last Modified: 4/16/2008
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