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CA Rings in New LGBT Bills

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jan 6
Legislation that allows people to identify as non-binary on their birth certificates and other documents and a bill that decriminalizes HIV are among those that went into effect in California on January 1.

California Businesses Must Designate All Restrooms As Gender-Neutral

By Adriana Cara, Esq. | Mar 19
AB 1732 takes effect on March 1, 2017 and requires California businesses as well as any establishment open to the public, to designate existing single-user restroom facilities as "All-gender."

Legal Issues Main Focus of CA LGBT Bills Package

By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 5
Topping the LGBT legislative agenda for lawmakers and advocates in California this year will be a variety of legal issues.

CA Bills Address Health, LGBT School Issues

By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 4
California lawmakers are being asked to expand the number of state agencies required to collect LGBT demographic data and readdress the issue of LGBT discrimination on the campuses of religious affiliated colleges and universities.

Calif. Bill Would Allow 'Non-Binary' on Docs

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jan 29
California state Senators Toni Atkins and Scott Wiener have introduced a bill that would allow people to choose "non-binary" as the gender on their birth certificates and other documents.

Apple CEO Lends Name to Alabama's Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 5
Apple CEO Tim Cook -- the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to come out as gay, in October -- has lent his support and his name to an anti-gay workplace discrimination bill in his home state of Alabama.

Houston Pastors Battle Lesbian Mayor's Gay Rights Ordinance

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 30
A group of pastors and congregants seeking a repeal for Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance have taken their case to the highest court in Texas.

SF Rule Aims for LGBT Tenant Protections Nationwide

By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 8
National developers wishing to build residential projects with 10 or more units in San Francisco would have to disclose if they prohibit LGBT discrimination under a proposal gay District 9 Supervisor David Campos is championing.

HOPE Act Allows HIV-Positive to Donate Organs

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 19
AIDS service organizations are applauding the House of Representatives’ decision to allow people living with HIV to donate their organs to other people living with HIV.

With Sponsorship of Bill Nelson, ENDA is Three Votes From Passage

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
With the co-sponsorship of Sen. Bill Nelson, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is now just three votes away from passing the Senate.

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