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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2020 10:27 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/28/2020 10:27 AM
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Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Strengthening Protections for LGBTQ+ Californians

Sacramento, CA...Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation strengthening protections for LGBTQ+ Californians, including a measure to track the effects of COVID-19 on the community, a bill establishing the Transgender and Wellness Equity Fund and a bill requiring the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to house transgender, gender-nonconforming and intersex (TGI) individuals in a manner that matches their gender identity while supporting health and safety.





“California has some of the strongest pro LGBTQ+ laws in the nation and with the bills signed today, our march toward equality takes an additional step forward,” said Governor Newsom. “These new laws will help us better understand the impacts of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ community, establish a new fund to support our transgender sisters and brothers and advance inclusive and culturally competent efforts that uphold the dignity of all Californians, regardless of who you are or who you love.”

Included in the pro-equality package of bills signed into law today is SB 932 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), which aligns with emergency regulations announced by the California Department of Public Health in July requiring better and more timely collection and reporting of communicable disease data from providers and laboratories on a patient’s gender identity and sexual orientation. This legislation will provide public health officials with more information on patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, which is essential to addressing health inequities and designing public health interventions that help California’s diverse communities.

The Governor also signed SB 132 by Senator Wiener requiring CDCR to house transgender, gender-nonconforming and intersex people according to their own sense of where they will be safest. This new law will require CDCR to record the individual’s self-reported gender identity, gender pronouns and honorifics throughout an inmate’s term.

“Thank you Governor Newsom for once again proving you are a champion for LGBTQ people,” said Senator Wiener, Chair of the California Legislative LGTBQ Caucus. “SB 132 is life-saving legislation that will protect trans people in prison, particularly trans women who are subject to high levels of assault and harassment in men’s facilities. And, SB 932 ensures our community will no longer be invisible, and that we will be counted by our public health system. Today is a great day for California’s LGBTQ community and yet another example of California’s deep commitment to LGBTQ equality.”

AB 2218 by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) establishes the Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund. The Fund will assist organizations serving people that identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, or intersex (TGI), and help create or fund TGI-specific housing programs and partnerships with hospitals, health care clinics and other medical providers to provide TGI-focused health care.

“This is a critical measure for our transgender community and I thank Governor Newsom for his steadfast leadership in signing AB 2218,” said Assemblymember Santiago. “California’s TGI community has long faced obstacles in receiving safe, non-discriminatory, comprehensive care, and COVID-19 has exacerbated these existing health care disparities. This bill will help create programs where TGI-identified people can receive safe, competent, and inclusive health care and other social services.”

Recognizing that too many Californians who are HIV+ experience heightened levels of discrimination by insurers, the Governor signed SB 1255 by Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) and the Senate Committee on Insurance to end the practice of insurance companies discriminating against individuals because of their HIV status.

The bills signed today build on the Governor’s signature of SB 145 by Senator Wiener, which prevents discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in sex crime convictions.

The Governor signed the following bills into law today:
  • AB 1145 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) – Child abuse: reportable conduct.
  • AB 2218 by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) – Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund.
  • SB 132 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) – Corrections.
  • SB 932 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) – Communicable diseases: data collection.
  • SB 1255 by Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) and the Committee on Insurance – Insurance.
Previously, the Governor signed:
  • SB 145 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) – Sex offenders: registration.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-28 11:00:14   By: Anonymous
 
Closets on sale

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-09-28 11:54:39   By: Anonymous
     
    this governor is a total jerk. Must run in the family

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      Re: Mental Disorders
      Posted on: 2020-09-28 12:11:57   By: Anonymous
       
      Gavin is just on the cutting edge, that's all there is to it! Sorry, don't recognize same sex marriage as normal. I accept that it happens and hope the best for the mentally ill that embrace it but I won't endorse abnormal behavior. Call me old fashioned but it wasn't Adam & Steve for good reason!!!

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        Re: Mental Disorders
        Posted on: 2020-09-28 13:03:12   By: Anonymous
         
        Spoken from a true religious, hypocrite, Democratic A-hole. Just because you don't accept other peoples behavior does not make it abnormal. You are the same type of person that has had sex with men and women which in your closed mind would make you abnormal.

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          Re: Mental Disorders
          Posted on: 2020-09-28 13:50:53   By: Anonymous
           
          Guess i'm abnormal too.

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        Re: Mental Disorders
        Posted on: 2020-09-29 15:39:21   By: Anonymous
         
        You know what they say about people who are anti-gay...

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-09-28 17:49:52   By: Anonymous
     
    If they got better conversary and bunks I'm a lgabt or w.e also.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-28 12:13:36   By: Anonymous
 
Where are straight people’s rights? He again shows who he supports over the mainstream of California!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-09-28 13:51:55   By: Anonymous
     
    YOur rights are in the palm of your hand. Use your rights.

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Good job
Posted on: 2020-09-28 12:16:53   By: Anonymous
 
Good job Make America Gay Again!!!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-28 13:02:36   By: Anonymous
 
Better make sure the cavity is clean boy’s

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    Re: LGBT
    Posted on: 2020-09-28 13:57:33   By: Anonymous
     
    Why should it bother you if this legislation is passed?

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      cornhole
      Posted on: 2020-09-28 14:55:05   By: Anonymous
       
      Do wierdos sniff each others butts (like dogs ) before they play cornhole ?

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        Re: cornhole
        Posted on: 2020-09-28 15:04:17   By: Anonymous
         
        Don't know that one.
        But weirdos ask stupid questions.

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          Re: cornhole
          Posted on: 2020-09-28 15:45:07   By: Anonymous
           
          And punks answer them

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            Re: Aberration!
            Posted on: 2020-09-28 18:48:59   By: Anonymous
             
            When someone wants you to accept abnormal behavior as normal and then make laws to protect that philosophy it threatens and weakens our society. A weak society like a weak tree is easily toppled. Do what you want to do but don't expect or demand that other people embrace those ideas.

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              Re: Aberration!
              Posted on: 2020-09-29 07:48:27   By: Anonymous
               
              Normal behavior.
              Churches and temples are full of peoplethat abuse others.
              How a person dresses or what identity defines them should worry you less than if they have a "good" heart and respect others.
              Number one belief of Jesus, Muhammad, and Buddha was respect of others.
              Try a little.

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                Re: Aberration!
                Posted on: 2020-09-29 08:36:48   By: Anonymous
                 
                Try a little of this: Love your neighbor, yes but sin is sin bro. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone but only with comments like yours are we asked to embrace this kind of craziness.

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