August 12, 2013 Dear supporter,
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:: Donate online nowThanks to your phone calls, emails and tweets, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the historic School Success and Opportunity Act into law, ensuring transgender youth have the opportunity to fully participate and succeed in schools across the state!
Assembly Bill 1266, authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, is the first of its kind in the country, and requires that California public schools respect students' gender identity and makes sure that students can fully participate in all school activities, sports teams, programs and facilities that match their gender identity.
We commend Governor Brown for standing up for transgender equality, as well as the elected officials, advocates and transgender youth who have demonstrated inspirational leadership to ensure this bill's passage.
Co-authored by Senators Mark Leno and Ricardo Lara and Assemblymember Toni Atkins, the bill is backed by a coalition of organizations including Equality California, Transgender Law Center, Gay-Straight Alliance Network, Gender Spectrum, ACLU of California, National Center for Lesbian Rights, statewide teacher and parent organizations, and dozens of other organizations.
Today is a day for celebration!
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