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All families ought to be treated with dignity, respect and equality. Equality California continues to close every equality gap that leaves same-sex couples and their families vulnerable in ways that married opposite-sex couples are not—from starting a family to the loss of a partner.


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EQCA-Sponsored Legislation

  • Supporting LGBT Veterans and Military Families
    AB 1505 (Pan, 2012)
    Guarantees that all California service members who were discharged from the military for no reason other than their sexual orientation are eligible for all state benefits for veterans and their families such as home loans, college tuition fee waivers and preference for civil service examinations.

  • Keeping LGBT People in Their Homes
    AB 1700 (Butler, 2012)
    Ensures that no LGBT person is put at risk of losing the home that he or she has built over a lifetime with a loved one.

  • Removing Barriers to Family-Building
    AB 2356 (Skinner, 2012)
    Ensures that women in same-sex relationships can access fertility services on the same terms as women in opposite-sex relationships.

  • Protection of Parent-Child Relationships Act
    AB 1349 (Hill, 2011)
    Clarifies that the courts, in cases where the child has both a presumed parent and a parent established by a voluntary declaration of paternity, can consider the relationship between the child and his or her non-biological parents when they are asked to rule on who the child’s legal parents are.

  • Support the Uniting American Families Act
    AJR 15 (
    De León, 2009)
    This resolution puts California on record in support of the federal Uniting American Families Act, which would remove legal barriers to immigration by permanent same-sex partners.

  • Protection of Parent-Child Relationships Act
    SB 54 (Leno, 2009)
    Clarifies California family law to explicitly recognize marriages of same-sex couples performed out-of-state prior to November 5, 2008.

  • Stronger Families for California Act
    SB 54 (Leno, 2007)
    Clarifies California family law to explicitly recognize marriages of same-sex couples performed out-of-state prior to November 5, 2008.


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