AB 959, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu, would require government agencies to collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity whenever additional demographic data is collected. Collecting this data is necessary to understand the extent to which LGBT people are experiencing disparities in health and well-being and whether government programs are reaching LGBT people in need of care and assistance.
Status: Passed by the Legislature. Signed by Governor Brown on October 7, 2015.
Author: Assembleymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco)
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