New York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund applauds South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard for vetoing a bill that would have singled out transgender students for discrimination by prohibiting them from using bathrooms and locker rooms that match who they are as boys and girls. In February, South Dakota lawmakers passed House Bill 1008. The bill would have restricted facility access to students of the “same biological sex,” and defined that to mean “the physical condition of being male or female as determined by a person’s chromosomes and identified at birth by a person’s anatomy.”
Last week the governor met with transgender students who explained how harmful it would be to their health and well being to deny them use of bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with who they are. Thousands of activists across the nation joined them in urging the Governor to reject the legislation. Today the Governor did just that. Had the bill been enacted, it would have been the first law in the nation targeting transgender students for bias.… More TLDEF Applauds SD Governor for Vetoing Bill That Targeted Transgender Students for Discrimination
n a landmark victory for the electronic privacy rights of all Californians, Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senator Mark Leno’s California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA, SB 178). … More Digital Privacy Victory for California as Gov. Brown Signs Leno’s SB 178
LGBT Disparities Reduction Act Posted by Melanie Nathan, September, 15, 2015. This call to action to urge California Governor Jerry Brown to support the LGBT Disparities Reduction Act, AB 959, has been sent tout by EQCA – please participate and pass around: As LGBT people in California, we are invisible. We’re invisible because the state… More EQCA Call to Action Tell California Governor Brown to Support AB 959
Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation today addressing the growing epidemic of smartphone theft in California. SB 962, authored by Senator Mark Leno and sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, requires all smartphones sold in California to come pre-equipped with theft-deterring technological solutions to render the devices useless if stolen.
… More California Governor Signs Landmark Leno Bill Addressing Smartphone Theft
Scott Lively’s campaign motto is “Qualified. Experienced. Electable.” By Cathy Kristofferson, December 16, 2013 Scott Lively (I-MA) would like to remind everyone that he is still running for Governor of Massachusetts. We presume that his campaign has been suspended while he fights Crimes Against Humanity charges. That pesky trial for persecution on the basis of… More Anti-gay Scott Lively Launches Gubernatorial Run
By Melanie Nathan Vermont’s ground-breaking civil union and marriage equality laws may be partly attributed to the advocacy of new associate justice Beth Robinson, who was sworn in by Governor Peter Shumlin, to Vermont State’s Supreme Court Monday. The 46-year-old Robinson, an out and open lesbian, was one of the lawyers who represented three couples… More Open Lesbian Sworn into Vermont Supreme Court
Melanie on Lez Get real:- The very same culprits who passed Proposition 8, with all their Mormon funding, individual hate and corporate dollars threatening yet again, are now flooding the Governor with calls to block the Marriage Recognition and Family Protection Act. Co-sponsored by our colleagues at Equality California and Sen. Mark Leno, SB 54,… More reBlog ALERT- California Cry – Time is of the Essence – Help needed- Call Now
Call the Governor today to set the facts straight. Let him know of your support for the Marriage Recognition and Family Protection Act. Click here for more details on Oblogdeeoblogda Advocacy Page Capitol Office (automated line) : 916-445-2841 Fresno Office: 559-477-1804 Los Angeles Office: 213-897-0322 Riverside Office: 951-680-6860 San Diego Office: 619-525-4641 San Francisco… More ACT NOW – for California
Sarah Palin a victim or a quitter or exposed…. e x p o s e d – and more to come you betcha
Sarah Palin avoids exposure and there is more to come, you betcha! In her holier than thou quit, Sarah Palin steps down trying to avoid further email or exposures. wHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS FOOLING – NOT this BLOGGER!… More Sarah Palin a victim or a quitter or exposed….