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GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA SIGNS GAY-POSITIVE BILLS INTO LAW

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In early 1999-OCT, Governor Gray Davis signed into law three bills. He vetoed one as redundant and is currently reviewing a final bill.

The bills that were signed into law are:

bulletAB 26. This creates domestic partnerships for homosexual couples. It also grants benefits to partners of homosexual state employees which are equal to those received by heterosexual employees.
bulletAB 537. This adds the topic of sexual orientation to the state education code. California public school children will now be taught about various sexual orientations.
bulletAB 1001. This modifies the Fair Employment & Housing Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing and employment. Everyone will be covered - both heterosexuals and homosexuals. Focus on the Family's CitizenLink states that this "will, for the first time in the nation's history recognize a behavior as a civil right." 1 (Focus seems to have overlooked the many clauses in state constitutions, and countless laws which guarantee freedom of worship, another "behavior" that has been recognized as a civil right for centuries.)

Governor Davis vetoed bill SB 75. It closely paralleled AB 26, and was thus redundant.

Conservative Christian organizations were not pleased with these new laws, and their granting of equal protection and treatment to gays and straights alike:

bulletRandy Thomasson, spokesperson for the Capitol Resource Institute in Sacramento commented. "Governor Davis has shown himself to be a political prostitute. He's selling out the family. This man has given up his moral authority if he ever had any to begin with."
bulletBrad Dacus, spokesperson for the Pacific Justice Institute is planning to file two lawsuits in federal court to overturn these laws. He commented: "Without question these bills send a signal saying if you are a 'for-profit' business or if you are an independent religious based school or college in the State of California, there's no room for you in Golden State. We think it's unconstitutional and we are willing to fight to prove it."
The governor is still considering whether to sign into law bill AB 1670. It would formally add "sexual orientation" as an additional criteria in California's Civil Rights Code.

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Reference

  1. Family News in Focus news briefs for 1999-OCT-5 at: http://www.family.org/fmedia/infosheets/A0007634.html 

Created 1999-OCT-5
Author: B.A. Robinson

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