Los Angeles (NOH8 Campaign) — California governor signs four LGBTQ rights laws #NOH8 .
The bills address housing and health care needs for trans people, insurance discrimination based on HIV status, and the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on LGBTQ people…
SB 132 requires the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will now be required to ask inmates about their gender identities and pronouns and house them accordingly. This comes just months after a federal judge ruled that calling a transgender person by their correct pronouns would show bias.
AB 2218, which Newsom also signed, creates a Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund in the state, which will go towards helping transgender, non-binary, and intersex individuals access housing and 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 Miguel Santiago (D), who introduced the legislation.
The fourth bill was SB 1255, which is intended to fight discrimination in health care faced by people living with HIV. — Alex Bollinger/@NOH8Campaign