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  • LGBT Disparities Reduction Act Passes First Committee
  • Sacramento – The Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee today voted with bi-partisan support to pass Assemblymember David Chiu’s Assembly Bill 959, a bill that would move California public policy closer towards meeting the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities.

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  • Equality California Endorses Asm. Susan Bonilla for State Senate District 7
  • Sacramento - Equality California today announced its endorsement of Assemblymember Susan Bonilla for State Senate District 7. The district represents the communities of Alamo, Danville, Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek.

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  • Bill that Supports LGBT Students Moves Through Committee
  • Los Angeles - This morning, AB 827, authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) and sponsored by Equality California, passed out of the Assembly Education Committee with a 6 to 1 vote. The bill would provide more support and a safer learning environment for LGBT students by requiring that schools provide annual training to teachers on various resources available to support LGBT students both at school and in the local community.

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  • Leno Bill Requires Caregivers to Consider Gender Identity When Placing Transgender Foster Youth in Homes
  • SACRAMENTO – Caregivers tasked with placing California foster youth in homes would be required to take a young person’s gender identity into consideration when making this critical decision, under new legislation passed by a key Senate committee. Senate Bill 731, authored by Senator Mark Leno, is designed to ensure that all foster youth, including those who identify as transgender, are placed in appropriate homes where they feel safe and accepted. The bill passed the Senate Human Services Committee on Tuesday with a 3-0 vote.
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  • Equality California Stands Ready to Fight Ballot Initiatives that Targets the LGBT Community
  • Los Angeles - Equality California, California's largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, released the following statement in response to LGBT opponents filing paperwork for a statewide ballot initiative that would require government building owners and managers to have individuals provide proof of their gender in order to use restrooms in government buildings. The ballot measure targets transgender people, gender nonconforming people, and the LGBT community as a whole.

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  • Equality California's Statement on the Announcement that Hillary Clinton is a Candidate for President of the United States
  • Los Angeles - Equality California, California’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, released the following statement on the announcement that Hillary Clinton is a candidate for President of the United States.

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  • Equality California Commends President Obama's Statement Calling for an end to Conversion Therapy
  • Los Angeles - Equality California, California’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, released the following statement from Rick Zbur, executive director for Equality California, on President Obama’s call for an end to conversion therapy.

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  • Equality California Endorses Geoff Kors for Palms Springs City Council
  • Los Angeles - Equality California, California’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, announced today its endorsement of Geoff Kors for Palm Springs City Council.

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Equality California: Claiming Our Future

Equality California: What We're Doing Now