SB 731, authored by Senator Mark Leno, would require that caregivers tasked with placing California foster youth in homes must take a young person’s gender identity into consideration when making housing decisions. The bill 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.
Status: Passed by the Legislature. Signed by Governor Brown on October 11, 2015.
Author: Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco)
Co-Author: Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose)
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