Anti-discrimination bills expands protections for gay youth in California

Two anti-discrimination bills go into effect today providing expanded protections for gay and lesbian youth – with legislation requiring sensitivity training and instruction on the state’s anti-harassment laws.

The bills that go into effect today:

AB 3015 requires administrators and licensed foster parents receive training about state laws that call on schools to be free of harassment and violence.

Assembly Bill 2654 shores up the state’s anti-discrimination statutes by creating consistency across state code in the Unruh Civil Rights Act, which states, “all persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal.”