Transgender Bills By State Senator Leno Pass California Assembly

Progress for transgender Californians…

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Leno Bills Ensuring Equal Benefits for Transgender Employees, | Protections for Transgender Foster Youth Pass Assembly

Posted by Melanie Nathan, September 02, 2015.

www.markleno.com 2011-6-2 18-8-8mSACRAMENTO – The Assembly today passed two bills authored by Senator Mark Leno that provide protections and equal benefits to transgender Californians. The first bill, SB 703, prohibits state agencies from doing business with companies that fail to offer transgender employees the same health care coverage and benefits they provide all other workers. The second bill, SB 731, requires caregivers who are tasked with placing California foster youth in homes to take a young person’s gender identity into consideration when making this critical decision. Both bills return to the Senate for a vote on amendments taken in the Assembly before heading to the Governor’s desk.

“These important bills help ensure that transgender Californians of all ages are treated with dignity and respect under state law,” said Senator…

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