Oct 12, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law three historic LGBT rights bills sponsored by EQCA:
The Harvey Milk Day bill, authored by Senator Mark Leno, will honor the slain civil rights leader with the nation’s first “day of special significance” for an openly LGBT person in the country;
The Family Protection and Marriage Recognition Act, also authored by Senator Leno, underscores that same-sex couples married out of state are entitled to full recognition in California, and
The LGBT Domestic Violence Programs Expansion Bill, authored by Assemblymember John A. Pérez, will expand funding for LGBT domestic violence programs in California.
Through partnerships with terrific legislators, smart and strategic lobbying, grassroots support including the largest LGBT lobby day in state history, over 100,000 emails and petitions signed, more than 10,000 phone calls from our phone banks, and visits to the members in their districts, we made history together.