The California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) supports California State Senate Bill 703 authored by Senator Mark Leno.
SB 703 will prohibit state agencies from doing business with companies that discriminate against their employees based on gender identity, including by denying of transgender workers the same benefits and healthcare coverage they offer all other workers.
The bill builds on existing California law that prohibits employers from discriminating based on gender, including gender identity, in employee benefits. Sponsored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Equality California (EQCA), and Transgender Law Center (TLC), the bill prohibits a state agency from entering into a contract in the amount of $100,000 or more with any company that fails to offer equal benefits to all employees regardless of their gender identity.
SB 703 WAS INTRODUCED 2/27/15
STATUS: APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR 10/7/15
EMAIL THE GOVERNOR: Tell the Governor thank you for signing SB 703
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