Tuesday, August 29, 2006

California Governor Signs GLBT Bias Bill With No Religious Exception

In California, the Campaign for Children and Families is criticizing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signing on Monday of SB 1441 that adds "sexual orientation" to the law that prohibits discrimination by any program that receives state financial assistance. Critics are concerned that there is no exception for religiously affiliated institutions. Religiously affiliated colleges enroll students who receive state financial aid, and many religiously affiliated children's day care centers and after-school programs receive state aid. CNSNews today, reporting on these developments, says that other bills calling for equal treatment of gays and lesbians are also pending in the California legislature.