EQCA
Equality California
Legislation

2008 Legislation

Legislation Passed into Law

Vetoed Legislation

 

2008 EQCA-Supported Legislation

Each year, many pieces of legislation that positively affect LGBT Californians and allies are introduced in the California Legislature. EQCA supports these bills in an effort to build a better California.

2008 EQCA-Opposed Legislation

A number of anti-LGBT measures are introduced in the California Legislature each year. EQCA opposes these bills because of the negative impact they will have on the LGBT community and our families.


Successes in 2008

Total pieces of pro-LGBT legislation passed: 5
Total pieces of pro-LGBT legislation that became law: 3
Total pieces of pro-LGBT legislation vetoed: 2
Total pieces of pro-LGBT legislation that died in committee: 0

Total pieces of anti-LGBT legislation passed: 0
Total pieces of anti-LGBT legislation that became law: 0
Total pieces of anti-LGBT legislation defeated: 3


Legislative Scorecard

Despite one of the worst budget stalemates in California history and Governor Schwarzenegger more bills than any governor in over 40 years, three pieces of legislation sponsored by EQCA were enacted including bills that ensure the protection of LGBT seniors and foster youth, and strengthen current non-discrimination laws.

Download EQCA’s 2008 Legislative Scorecard>