Each year, Equality California sets out to change the face of our state through legislative advocacy. When we began 16 years ago, protections for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender Californians were limited, at best. Since then, Equality California has joined with our allies in Sacramento and with you to successfully sponsor more pro-equality legislation in California than in all other states combined. Our collective work to pass over 90 bills has transformed California into a state with some of the most advanced civil rights protections for LGBT people in the nation.
We won't get there in one legislative session, but over the next several months we will pursue a series of bills that will move us a little closer to the state of equality in which we all want to live.
Modernize Birth Certificates | AB 1951
Protect Students | SB 840
Youth Equality Act | SB 323
Clean Up Marriage Language | SB 1306
LGBT Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers | AB 496
End the Panic Defense | AB 2501
Respect After Death | AB 1577
Successes from 1999 - 2013
Total pieces of pro-LGBT legislation passed: 96
In the past decade and a half, EQCA has successfully passed 96 pieces of civil rights legislation for the LGBT community – more than any other statewide LGBT organization in the nation.
|Youth Equality Act | SB 323|
|School Success and Opportunity Act | AB 1266|
|LGBT Health Insurance Parity | AB 362|
|Transgender Name Changes and Birth Certificates | AB 1121|
|LGBT Cultural Competency Training for Administrators in Senior Care Facilities | AB 663|
|LGBT Cultural Competency for Health Care Providers | AB 496|
|Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection | SB 280|
|Assembly Joint Resolution 19 | AJR 19|
|Senate Resolution 18 | SR 18|