Calif. Lawmaker Calls For Federal LGBT Bias Protections

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT) -- A California assemblyman on Monday introduced a measure to urge the federal government to include the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community in federal anti-discrimination laws that have evolved to protect discrimination based on race and sex, among other traits.

Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, who is running to become the first openly gay person of color elected to California’s state Senate in November, introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 43 to document discrimination against the LGBTQ community in order to urge Congress to extend...
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