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Friday, May 6, 2011

CA Assembly Appropriations Committee Passes Bill Strengthening Employment, Housing, and other Nondiscrimination Laws - Lez Get Real

CA Assembly Appropriations Committee Passes Bill Strengthening Employment, Housing, and other Nondiscrimination Laws - Lez Get Real: "The Assembly Appropriations Committee today passed the Gender Nondiscrimination Act (AB 877) by a 12-5 vote. The bill is authored by Assembly member Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and is sponsored by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center. AB 887 will strengthen employment, housing, and other civil rights protections for all Californians, especially those who face discrimination based on gender identity and expression."

California statutes already protect against gender identity discrimination, but they are included as a subpart of the definition of "sex." This bill would create a separate protected category.

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