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California Becomes First State to Recognize Nonbinary Gender on Legal Documents

Governor Jerry Brown also signed three more bills aiding LGBTI Californians. On October 15, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 179, or the Gender Recognition Act. This bill adds nonbinary as a gender option on all state-issued IDs. The state legislature passed the bill last month. California isn’t the first state to offer a

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California Bans State Funded Travel to Anti-gay US States

Any anti-gay laws enacted in US states after 29 June 2015 will be subject to a complete ban. From the start of this year, California has banned state-sanctioned travel to US states that have enacted anti-gay laws since 29 June 2015. Assembly Bill 1887, sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights,

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First Transgender Prisoner Has Gender Reassignment Surgery

A transgender prisoner in California underwent gender-reassignment surgery paid for by the state this week, a first case of its kind in America. Shiloh Quine was promised that the state would pay for the procedure in 2015 after a settlement was made which stated that the US must offer treatment. Under its terms, the state

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California lawmakers pass inclusive unisex bathroom bill

Vote takes place on same day judge in Texas blocks similar federal guidelines. California moved a major step closer on Monday (22 August) to having the most inclusive restroom access law in the US. The bill, AB 1732, has now passed both houses of the state legislature and becomes law if signed by Governor Jerry

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Proposed law in California would ensure transgender people die as they lived

Respect After Death Act calls for authentic gender identity to be reflected on death certificates. California Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins introduced a bill on Thursday (30 January) that would ensure the authentic gender identity of a transgender person be reflected on their death certificate. If passed into law, the Respect After Death Act would