Written by Instinct Staff | Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Tags: california lawmakers
, senator ricardo lara
, equality california
, boy scouts
, tax exemption
, sexual orientation
, gender identity
Wow! In a bold move that, if passed, will certainly provide incentive for groups to embrace equality, California State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) and Equality California, today, announced the introduction of new legislation that would remove a state tax exemption for any youth group, that discriminates against members and leaders on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
And yep, that includes the Boy Scouts.
More after the jump. FULL STORY
Written by Instinct Staff | Friday, 15 February 2013
, mark leno
, state senator
, affordable care act
The Affordable Care Act (Tea Party translation: "Obamacare") is finally giving our healthcare system an overdue overhaul. But some of the updates to healthcare and provider responsibilities will be left behind in the renovation, particularly HIV/AIDS confidentiality. California state Senator Mark Leno is aiming to change that.