Great news from Sacramento–Equality CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (EQCA) first sponsored bill of the 2006 legislative session, SB 1441, the Nondiscrimination in State Programs and Activities Act, was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger on Monday.
EQCA salutes Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica), the billÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s author, for her leadership in getting the bill to the governorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s desk.
This law prevents discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in public services such as police and fire protection, financial aid, social services and food stamps. The law also protects those associated with a person receiving services who has, or is perceived to have, any characteristic covered by the bill.
To find out more, visit the Equality California website at www.eqca.org.