The bill will help ensure people who are transgender have better access to legal name changes and identity documents that accurately reflect their gender identity. The bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.
Nearly 60 California high school students are talking today with state lawmakers and administrators about the harm caused by extreme discipline policies like "zero tolerance" and the need to implement protections for LGBT youth.
In its unprecedented 5-0 decision, the EEOC concludes that “intentional discrimination against a transgender individual because that person is transgender is, by definition, discrimination ‘based on … sex’ and such discrimination … violates Title VII.”
One aspect of GetEQUAL's mission is to empower the LGBT community and its allies to take action to demand full legal and social equality. The viewing parties will help combat the extreme transphobia that has been witnessed across the nation in response to Chaz' participation on Dancing with the Stars.
The state Senate will now take up AB 887, which would strengthen employment, housing, and other civil rights protections for all Californians, especially those who face discrimination based on gender identity and expression.