Written by Instinct Staff |
Thursday, 09 July 2009
Long Beach is on track to becoming the San Francisco of So-Cal. The city is already one of the highest GLBT-per-capita Californian cities, and if openly gay Councilmember Robert Garcia has anything to do with it, Long Beach is about to get a lot gayer.
Garcia has proposed a new ordinance that'd require those doing business with the city to provide equal benefits to employess in same-sex relationships. L.A., San Francisco and the state of California already practice an equal benefits ordinance, but with the proposal's success, Long Beach will ensure that, compared to other similarly-sized cities, it's still light years ahead in regards to equality.
“Everyone deserves equal treatment in the workplace,” mentioned Garcia.
“This is an important step forward for equality and civil rights in Long Beach."
The ordinance heads to the Long Beach City Council on Tuesday, July 14.