California Will No Longer Do Business With Companies That Don’t Provide Benefits To Trans Employees

  • metta

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    Oct 08, 2015 8:57 PM GMT
    California Will No Longer Do Business With Companies That Don’t Provide Benefits To Trans Employees


    http://www.joemygod.com/2015/10/08/california-will-no-longer-do-business-with-companies-that-dont-provide-benefits-to-trans-employees/


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  • metta

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    Oct 09, 2015 7:05 AM GMT
    Governor Brown Signs Four Bills Advancing Protections for LGBT Californians

    "AB 959, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu, requires state health and social services agencies to collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity whenever additional demographic data is collected. Collecting this data helps address LGBT disparities in health and well-being and determine whether government programs successfully reach those in need of care and assistance."


    AB 960, also authored by Chiu, updates California’s assisted reproduction laws to recognize intended parents using assisted reproduction, whether or not a medical professional is involved. EQCA co-sponsored AB 960 with the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Our Family Coalition.


    "AB 827, authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, provides resources and information to aid teachers in identifying and assisting LGBT students in need of support in dealing with bullying or lack of social acceptance. This bill helps address the needs of LGBT youth, who have a higher dropout rate than their straight peers and are four times more likely to attempt suicide."


    "SB 703, authored by Senator Mark Leno, requires contractors doing business with state agencies to offer transgender employees the same healthcare coverage offered to all other workers. EQCA co-sponsored SB 703 with the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Transgender Law Center."


    http://www.eqca.org/governor-brown-signs-four-bills-advancing-protections-for-lgbt-californians/
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    Oct 09, 2015 2:02 PM GMT
    Even with protections in place, I wonder what percentage of Californians won't self-identify out of fear of retribution.
  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Oct 09, 2015 4:25 PM GMT
    metta saidGovernor Brown Signs Four Bills Advancing Protections for LGBT Californians

    "AB 959, authored by Assemblymember David Chiu, requires state health and social services agencies to collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity whenever additional demographic data is collected. Collecting this data helps address LGBT disparities in health and well-being and determine whether government programs successfully reach those in need of care and assistance."


    AB 960, also authored by Chiu, updates California’s assisted reproduction laws to recognize intended parents using assisted reproduction, whether or not a medical professional is involved. EQCA co-sponsored AB 960 with the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Our Family Coalition.


    "AB 827, authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, provides resources and information to aid teachers in identifying and assisting LGBT students in need of support in dealing with bullying or lack of social acceptance. This bill helps address the needs of LGBT youth, who have a higher dropout rate than their straight peers and are four times more likely to attempt suicide."


    "SB 703, authored by Senator Mark Leno, requires contractors doing business with state agencies to offer transgender employees the same healthcare coverage offered to all other workers. EQCA co-sponsored SB 703 with the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Transgender Law Center."


    http://www.eqca.org/governor-brown-signs-four-bills-advancing-protections-for-lgbt-californians/


    These bills exist BECAUSE there is presently a problem with too much license given over to the mainstream. Is wonderful that government is stepping up. But it won't be enough.

    I can just look to the 60s civil rights amendments and how craftily those in power have now side-stepped them (with At Will). And just reading the comments from folk in HERE indicates that the social and emotional sentiments that made those civil rights acts necessary REMAIN IN FULL NEGATIVE FORCE among too many people. Think transgender folk will continue to experience the same treatment for decades to come despite government "protections".