Data Inclusion Act
Bill Number: AB 1878
AB 1878 is the first bill in the nation that would require the state to add questions about sexual orientation, gender identity and domestic partnership status in the voluntary demographic section of California’s government forms, enabling the state to gather vital data about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community’s use of public services, such as health care, unemployment, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program and programs for women, infants and children. This data will help the state to deliver the right level of services to the community.
Currently the state collects little data on the LGBT community. With additional data, the state can ensure that LGBT Californians receive the services they need to take care of their families and to lead healthy lives.