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Equality California Congratulates Kamala Harris on Senate Victory

Equality California applauded the election of its endorsed candidate California Attorney General Kamala Harris to represent the state of California in the United States Senate. Equality California endorsed Harris’ candidacy in May of this year. “Kamala Harris is an outstanding successor to Barbara Boxer and will carry on her decades-long pro-equality legacy,” said Rick Zbur,(…)

Equality California’s Endorsements and Ballot Measure’s Positions

EQCA endorses viable candidates running for local, state and federal offices who have a proven track record of supporting equal rights and legal protections for LGBT Californians and who are committed to advancing these goals in their capacity as elected officials. Click here to find your Congressional district. Click here to find your Senate and(…)

Five Tips for Shopping for the Covered California Health Plan That Best Fits You

  With Covered California’s three-month open-enrollment period starting Nov. 1, it’s a great time to shop for the best fit for your health coverage. During Covered California open enrollment, which runs through Jan. 31, consumers can choose among 11 name-brand health insurance plans that offer high-quality and affordable coverage. Here are some helpful tips. Shop,(…)

Equality California Condemns Kim Attack on Gay, Formerly Homeless Man

In response to a campaign ad by San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim attacking an HIV-positive, formerly homeless gay man featured in an ad by Equality California, Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur issued the following statement: “It is a tactic for some candidates in electoral campaigns to attack the character and integrity of their opponents(…)

Equality California Endorses Three LGBT Allies for California Legislature

  Equality California Friday announced the endorsement of three strong LGBT allies for state legislature. The candidates are as follows: Raul Bocanegra Raul Bocanegra (Assembly District 39 currently represented by Democrat Patty Lopez of San Fernando.) During his time in the California Assembly, Raul Bocanegra proved himself a strong LGBT ally, earning an Equality Score(…)

Governor signs bill to protect LGBT students against discrimination at private universities

Ricardo Lara California Gov. Jerry Brown Friday signed Senate Bill (SB) 1146, authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and sponsored by Equality California. The bill requires private universities receiving public funds to publicly disclose if they discriminate against students with respect to gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Senate Bill 1146 requires universities(…)

Equality California Withdraws Endorsement from Six Candidates Following Key Vote

Equality California announced today that it has withdrawn endorsement from six state assemblymembers following their “no” votes or abstentions on a bill that would require religious colleges and universities to disclose policies that discriminate against LGBT people. Senate Bill (SB) 1146, authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and sponsored by Equality California, passed the(…)