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  • NCLR, EQCA, and TLC Sponsor California Equal Benefits Bill
  • Introduced by Senator Mark Leno, Senate Bill 703 builds on existing California law that prohibits employers from discriminating based on gender, including gender identity, in employee benefits. Sponsored by NCLR, EQCA, and TLC, the bill prohibits a state agency from entering into a contract in the amount of $100,000 or more with any company that discriminates based on gender identity by failing to offer equal benefits to all employees regardless of their gender identity.

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  • Equality California Statement on the Log Cabin Republicans winning recognition from the State GOP
  • “We are glad the Republicans have taken this important first step towards recognizing LGBT people within their own Party," said Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California.
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  • Statement on the Supreme Court denying Appeal of NOM's anonymous donors to Proposition 8
  • "The Supreme Court did the right thing today by confirming that California State transparency laws are applicable to everyone who engages in the political process," said Rick Zbur executive director for Equality California.
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  • Equality California's statement on the Passing of Rev. Malcolm Boyd
  • We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Rev. Malcolm Boyd, who died today at the age of 91. Throughout his life he fought for justice and advancing equality for all people.
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  • Equality California And Assemblymember Chiu Propose Policies That Ensure The LGBT Communities Count
  • SACRAMENTO - Today, Equality California and Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) introduced Assembly Bills 959 and 960 which address concerns voiced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities regarding services overseen by state agencies and equal protections for our families.
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  • Equality California Endorses Three LGBT Champions for West Hollywood City Council
  • Los Angeles — Equality California today announced endorsements of Hon. John D'Amico, Hon. John Heilman and Joe Guardarrama for three at-large seats on the West Hollywood City Council. EQCA endorses LGBT candidates in local races who have exhibited exceptional leadership and ongoing commitment to LGBT equality and social justice.
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  • California Faith for Equality to Become part of Equality California
  • LOS ANGELES — Equality California and California Faith for Equality today announced a historic new collaboration that will advance faith-based LGBT equality initiatives in California and across the country. As a result, CFE’s renowned work will become a cornerstone initiative of EQCA and EQCA Institute, and CFE will become a special program within EQCA.
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  • HRC and Equality Federation Highlight California’s LGBT Protections, Laws and Legislative Proposals in Inaugural National Report
  • WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation, today released its first national report assessing the status of state legislation affecting LGBT equality across America, including in California.
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Equality California: Claiming Our Future

Equality California: What We're Doing Now