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STATE LEGISLATIVE SCORECARD


A MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RICK ZBUR Dear friends, If 2017 was a year of resistance in Sacramento, then 2018 was a year of perseverance. Equality California — working hand-in-hand with our partners in the Legislature — made history, sponsoring and passing a record number of pro-equality bills and resolutions. Our organizational tagline reads, “Until the work is done,” and we mean it. Our 2018 legislative package focused on the most vulnerable in our community, as we worked to address the persistent disparities in health and wellbeing that many LGBTQ people continue to face. We passed historic legislation to ensure transgender youth in the foster care system have access to the life-saving, gender-affirming healthcare they need; we made critical investments in combating California’s youth homelessness crisis; and we helped guarantee that law enforcement officers have the tools and training they need to serve and protect the LGBTQ community. Thanks to the support of our 800,000 members and the commitment of our pro-equality legislative partners, we’re on our way toward building a California that is truly healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We’re continuing to serve as a shining beacon of hope to LGBTQ people everywhere. And we’re creating a roadmap for other states — and a new pro-equality majority in the U.S. House of Representatives — to follow California’s lead in the fight for full LGBTQ equality.

In solidarity,

Rick Zbur Executive Director Equality California

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If 2017 was a year of resistance in Sacramento, then 2018 was a year of perseverance.

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THANK YOU, LEGISLATIVE LGBT CAUCUS The California Legislative LGBT Caucus has broken the mold for LGBTQ leadership. As the nation’s largest, most diverse caucus of openly LGBTQ state legislators, they have continued to pave the way toward a California that affords all its residents equal dignity and respect under the law. In 2018, under the leadership of Chair Assemblymember Evan Low and Vice Chair Senator Ricardo Lara, the Caucus codified Pride Month as an official state holiday and passed the first-ever state resolution officially apologizing to the LGBTQ community for past laws and constitutional provisions that resulted in persecution and oppression. And Caucus members once again authored and co-authored many of Equality California’s top legislative priorities. Equality California is proud to have worked with each of the eight outstanding Caucus members and their staff, and we look forward to continuing to ensure that the LGBTQ community is well-represented in the Capitol.

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PRIORITY SCORED LEGISLATION Equality California’s 2018 legislative package focused on protecting and supporting the most vulnerable members of the LGBTQ community — part of our continued efforts to address the disparities in health and well-being that LGBTQ people face as a result of longstanding discrimination and lack of acceptance. Working closely with partner organizations throughout California, Equality California sponsored 14 bills and three resolutions this year. Ten bills were signed into law and all three resolutions were adopted by the Legislature.

SPONSORED BILLS GENDER HEALTH IN FOSTER CARE AB 2119 by Assemblymember Todd Gloria
 (D-San Diego) Child welfare agencies are required to assess the health needs of all young people in foster care and ensure they receive appropriate and timely care to address the needs identified by qualified professionals. AB 2119 makes clear that, to meet this obligation for transgender and gender nonconforming youth, child welfare agencies must ensure access to clinicians who provide gender-affirming treatment consistent with established standards of care. Equality California cosponsored AB 2119 with the ACLU of California, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Signed into law by Governor Brown on September 14, 2018.

LGBTQ CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AB 2504 by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) LGBTQ people face higher rates of hate crimes and incidents, bias-based violence, harassment at the hands of law enforcement and discrimination within the criminal justice system compared to the general population. AB 2504 requires the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (CPOST) to develop LGBTQ-specific training for peace officers and dispatchers. Improving peace officers’ ability to communicate with and serve members of the LGBTQ community will assist them in responding appropriately to situations that involve LGBTQ people with understanding and acceptance. Signed into law by Governor Brown on September 30, 2018.

INCREASING ACCESS TO IDENTIFICATION FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AB 2490 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) AB 2490 eliminates fees charged to people experiencing homelessness seeking to obtain certified birth certificates directly from the state. Many Californians experiencing homelessness live in counties that are not the county of their birth, and some may be unsure of their birth county. LGBTQ young people experiencing homelessness, in particular, often travel to major California cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles to find acceptance, which could be a long distance from their county of birth. For some of these individuals, communicating with or even locating their county of birth to request a birth certificate is a significant hurdle. Signed into law by Governor Brown on September 19, 2018.

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ONLINE ANTI-BULLYING TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND SCHOOL STAFF AB 2291 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) AB 2291 requires public schools to provide online training annually on the dynamics of bullying and cyberbullying to teachers and school staff. It also requires the California Department of Education to post this online training module along with other available online trainings to its internet website. Equality California cosponsored AB 2291 with the Advancement Project California, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California and Council on American-Islamic Relations, California. Signed into law by Governor Brown on September 18, 2018.

SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND SCHOOL STAFF AB 2639 by Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) & Patrick O’Donnell
 (D-Long Beach) AB 2639 requires schools to review and, if necessary, update their student suicide prevention policies at a minimum of every five years. These policies already must include a focus on high-risk populations, including LGBTQ youth, under existing law. A previous version of AB 2639 would have established standards for online training on suicide prevention for teachers and school staff to prepare them to assist young people when they need support most, but that legislative language was successfully incorporated into California’s 2018-19 budget. Equality California cosponsored AB 2639 with the Trevor Project. Signed into law by Governor Brown on September 17, 2018.

RECOGNIZING THE NEEDS OF LGBTQ OLDER ADULTS AB 2719 by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) AB 2719 ensures that LGBTQ older adults are recognized as a population in need of special attention, and that they can access the services and support they need to maintain their health and live their lives with dignity. Equality California cosponsored AB 2719 with SAGE. Signed into law by Governor Brown on August 24, 2018.

LGBTQ FAMILY LAW MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2018 AB 2684 by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) AB 2684 modernizes and eliminates significant inequalities in California family law to ensure that LGBTQ parents and their children have access to the same protections as any other families. Equality California cosponsored AB 2684 with the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Signed into law by Governor Brown on September 28, 2018.

PROPERTY TAX EQUITY FOR SAME-SEX PARTNERS AB 2663 by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) AB 2663 provides retroactive relief to individuals who were registered as domestic partners in municipal jurisdictions and may have had their property taxes increased due to the death of a partner. AB 2663 seeks to bring equity to locally registered domestic partners who may not have registered with the state during a certain time period and ensure they can continue to afford their homes. Equality California cosponsored AB 2663 with Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang. Signed into law by Governor Brown on September 29, 2018.

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UPDATING LOCAL HATE CRIMES POLICIES AB 1985 by Assemblymember Phil Ting
 (D-San Francisco) AB 1985 provides guidance for local law enforcement agencies to update and strengthen their policies on hate crimes, focusing on recognizing hate crimes when they have occurred, appropriately responsing given the targeted community and the broader community and fostering a community environment that prevents future hate crimes and incidents from occurring. Equality California cosponsored AB 1985 with The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy in California. Signed into law by Governor Brown on June 13, 2018.

LGBTQ CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND SCHOOL STAFF AB 2153 by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Oakland) AB 2153 would have provided California schools with resources to support LGBTQ students and create safer school environments. LGBTQ students have higher dropout rates than their non-LGBTQ peers and continue to report missing school because of safety concerns at higher rates than non-LGBTQ students. This legislation would have given teachers and school staff the training they need to provide culturally competent support for students who may be facing harassment or lack of acceptance at school, rejection at home or discrimination in the broader community. Schools are on the front line of providing a safety net against the effects of discrimination and lack of acceptance for the LGBTQ community, which can result in higher dropout rates, lower economic success, higher rates of homelessness, higher rates of substance abuse and suicide and all the disparities in health and well-being that LGBTQ people face. If LGBTQ students have support in school, their likelihood of overcoming these disparities and succeeding later in life increases significantly. Governor Brown vetoed AB 2153 because he believed the decision to provide such training should be made at the local level. Equality California respects the importance of local control, but we strongly believe — and California educators agree — that we must do more to ensure our teachers and school staff have the tools and training they need to support LGBTQ students in order to reduce the disparities in educational outcomes that LGBTQ people face. We intend to make this bill Equality California’s top legislative priority in 2019. Vetoed by Governor Brown on September 30, 2018.

CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONAL FIDUCIARIES AB 1247 by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) AB 1247 would have given professional fiduciaries the training they need to provide culturally competent services for their LGBTQ clients. Private professional fiduciaries provide critical services to older adults and people with disabilities, including daily care, housing and medical needs and financial management services ranging from basic bill payments to estate and investment management. Governor Brown vetoed AB 1247, noting that he supported LGBTQ cultural competence but did not believe the continuing education requirements in the bill were warranted. Vetoed by Governor Brown on September 22, 2018.

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We strongly believe — and California educators agree — that we must do more to ensure our teachers and school staff have the tools and training they need to support LGBTQ students...

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SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY” IS CONSUMER FRAUD AB 2943 by Assemblymember Evan Low
 (D-Campbell) For far too long, LGBTQ people have suffered psychological abuse by those who are entrusted to care for their emotional and psychological well-being. These dangerous practices, often referred to as “conversion therapy,” have no sound scientific basis and can cause lifelong damage. California’s existing consumer protection laws safeguard the LGBTQ community against these dangerous practices, but AB 2943 would have explicitly affirmed that claiming to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity is a fraudulent business practice that misleads consumers and exposes LGBTQ people to damaging psychological abuse. The Legislative LGBT Caucus, Equality California and other LGBTQ civil rights organizations decided to withdraw AB 2943 in order to allow for more time to strengthen the legislative language and continue building consensus around this issue among Californians. Passed by the Assembly and Senate. Held in the Assembly prior to concurrence vote.

ESTABLISHING SERVICES FOR YOUTH EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS SB 918 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Blanca Rubio
 (D-Baldwin Park) Four out of 10 young people experiencing homelessness in California’s major cities identify as LGBTQ. SB 918 provides resources for housing, services and supports for youth experiencing homelessness and tasks the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (Council) with oversight. Under SB 918, the Council is responsible for setting statewide goals and outcome measures and evaluating the effectiveness of programs in reaching those goals to meet the needs of young people experiencing homelessness. Equality California cosponsored SB 918 with California Coalition for Youth, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, Housing California, John Burton Advocates for Youth and Tipping Point. Signed into law by Governor Brown on September 27, 2018.

DIGNITY AND OPPORTUNITY ACT SB 990 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) This bill requires jail and prison employees to refer to transgender individuals by their preferred gender pronouns and names and ensures that transgender people placed in solitary confinement for their own protection have access to programming, services, and work opportunities despite being in solitary confinement or otherwise separated from the general population. Transgender women, in particular, are often housed in male prison facilities and thus at great risk of victimization. They are frequently placed in solitary confinement, not for any transgression but for their own safety, and thus deprived of access to various prison services and work opportunities. Equality California cosponsored SB 990 with the ACLU of California and Lambda Legal. SB 990 was held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee because the Committee believed its costs were prohibitive. Equality California will continue working with coalition partners to achieve the goals of SB 990 through future legislation. Held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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SPONSORED RESOLUTIONS PREP & PEP AWARENESS DAY ACR 258 by Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) ACR 258 recognized August 16, 2018, as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Awareness Day in California to enhance public awareness of PrEP and PEP. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an antiretroviral medication that has been shown to be safe and effective in reducing the risk of acquiring HIV among people who are at high risk of acquiring the virus. PrEP is estimated to be over 90 percent effective at preventing HIV infection, but only about 12 percent of the 1.2 million Americans at high risk for HIV exposure are using PrEP. Adopted by the Legislature on August 23, 2018.

CELEBRATING INTERSEX INFANTS AND FAMILIES SCR 110 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) SCR 110 calls upon the medical community to discontinue medically unnecessary, nonconsensual, and often irreparably harmful sex assignment and genital “normalization” surgeries on intersex infants at birth. Instead, an intersex individual should decide for themselves whether to pursue surgery at all, at an age when informed consent is possible. Equality California cosponsored SCR 110 with interACT. Adopted by the Legislature on August 28, 2018.

RECOGNIZING FOSTER CARE MONTH SCR 137 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) SCR 137 designates the month of May as National Foster Care Month in the State of California and calls on all Californians to observe the month by recognizing the extraordinary role that LGBTQ parents play in the foster care system, as well as the unique challenges confronting LGBTQ foster youth. Equality California cosponsored SCR 137 with Family Equality Council. Adopted by the Legislature on May 29, 2018.

SUPPORTED BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS LGBT PRIDE MONTH AB 2969 by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) AB 2969 establishes the month of June as LGBT Pride Month and codifies in statute the importance of the month for the advancement of LGBTQ civil rights and social justice. California has the largest LGBTQ population of any state in the union, and the state is home to more than forty LGBTQ Pride celebrations every year. Signed into law by Governor Brown on July 16 2018.

LGBT APOLOGY RESOLUTION ACR 172 by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) ACR 172 formally apologizes for past laws and constitutional provisions that discriminated against LGBTQ people and our communities. Furthermore, it expresses the California Legislature’s commitment to being a fully inclusive state that preserves the rights of all its citizens. Adopted by the Legislature on June 26, 2018.

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BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS SUPPORTED, BUT NOT SCORED In addition to our scored legislation in 2018, we also supported a number of pieces of legislation and have selected some to feature in this scorecard. While our scored legislation focused explicitly on the LGBTQ community, this legislation had significant impacts on LGBTQ people and the diverse communities to which we belong. We selected these pieces of legislation to feature because they provide an overall picture of the breadth of issues we engage on in Sacramento. SAFE CONSUMPTION SERVICES AB 186 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) AB 186 would have authorized San Francisco to operate safe injection sites as part of a three-year pilot program. Studies show that such programs reduce overdoses, discarded needles and risk of HIV transmission, while increasing access to health services and treatment. Equality California supported AB 186 as a component of our Getting to Zero efforts: zero HIV-related deaths, zero new HIV transmissions and zero stigma against people living with HIV. Vetoed by Governor Brown on September 30, 2018.

ELIMINATING BARRIERS TO BUSINESS LICENSES FOR IMMIGRANTS AB 2184 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) AB 2184 makes it easier for immigrants to apply for a license to start a business with different forms of identification. California has the largest population of LGBTQ immigrants in the nation, and Equality California is committed to working with the Legislature to increase economic opportunity for both California’s LGBTQ and immigrant communities. Signed into law by Governor Brown on September 14, 2018.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION AB 3081 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) AB 3081 would have enacted stronger accountability measures to hold employers responsible for creating and maintaining a safe work environment. LGBTQ employees are often the targets of workplace harassment, discrimination and abuse, and Equality California is committed to ending the culture of sexual harassment that plagues too many workplaces. Vetoed by Governor Brown on September 30, 2018.

BAIL REFORM SB 10 by Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) SB 10 reforms California’s bail system by establishing a new system for determining a defendant’s custody status while they await trial based on an assessment of risk to public safety and probability of missing a court date, rather than their ability to pay cash bail. LGBTQ people are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and disproportionately likely to face economic hardships that make cash bail cost prohibitive. Signed into law by Governor Brown on August 28, 2018.

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HOMELESS PATIENT DISCHARGE POLICIES SB 1152 by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-Azusa) SB 1152 reforms the discharge process for hospital patients experiencing homelessness by requiring hospitals to coordinate with homeless service providers and ensure that patients are properly clothed, sheltered and equipped for ongoing care. LGBTQ people are disproportionately likely to experience homelessness due to discrimination and family rejection. Signed into law by Governor Brown on September 30, 2018.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SB 1021 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) SB 1021 keeps out-of-pocket prescription drug costs low for consumers by extending and strengthening existing co-pay limits and drug pricing standards. SB 1021 also ensures these protections apply to HIV prevention drugs. Reducing the cost of prescription drugs used to prevent and treat HIV is critical to our Getting to Zero efforts: zero HIV-related deaths, zero new HIV transmissions and zero stigma against people living with HIV. Signed into law by Governor Brown on September 26, 2018.

GENDER-NEUTRAL LANGUAGE IN STATUTE ACR 260 by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) ACR 260 encourages the State of California to be more inclusive of transgender and gender nonconforming people by adopting the use of gender-neutral pronouns in new legislation and other public documents. Adopted by the Legislature on August 28, 2018.

DEFEATED ANTI-LGBTQ LEGISLATION Equality California worked with our partners to defeat legislation that would have harmed the LGBTQ community and moved our state backward in the fight for civil rights and social justice. Because these bills were defeated in their first committee and did not receive floor votes, they are not scored. TAXPAYER FUNDING FOR ANTI-LGBTQ DISCRIMINATION AB 2389 by Assemblymember Matthew Harper (R-Huntington Beach) AB 2389 would have allowed California’s public colleges and universities to use taxpayer money to fund athletic and academic trips to states that discriminate against the LGBTQ community. Defeated in Assembly Judiciary Committee.

PANDERING SB 1204 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) SB 1204 would have broadened the range of activities that could be considered “pandering” under California’s prostitution statute to the point of criminalizing those that the bill sought to protect from human trafficking. LGBTQ youth are particularly vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Equality California worked with the ACLU and National Center for Lesbian Rights to defeat this poorly drafted legislation and protect victims from wrongful prosecution. Defeated in Senate Public Safety Committee.

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OUR STATE SCORECARD METHODOLOGY In the scorecard that follows, the analysis of votes is based on the final floor votes cast on the measures. “Yes” votes on scored legislation are represented by “+” and “no” votes are represented by “-.” Legislators who are present but not voting are denoted by an “A” for “abstaining,” which is scored as equivalent to a “no” vote on sponsored or supported legislation. Passage of legislation requires a “yes” vote by the majority of all legislators, so failing to cast a vote has the same effect as a “no” vote. Legislators who were officially absent for a vote did not have that vote factored into the rating and are denoted on the scorecard with an “E” for “excused.” Missed votes on scored legislation were excused if the legislator was a co-author, voted to support the legislation at a previous floor vote or in committee, or was absent from the floor on official business. The overall score reflects officials’ votes on Equality California-sponsored legislation and priority supported legislation (highlighted in RED). Highlighted in YELLOW are bills that Equality California supported but did not factor into this year’s scoring. The votes in YELLOW are included for informational purposes only. Members of the LGBT Caucus are denoted with an “*” and authors of scored legislation are denoted with a “+” next to their names. Please note: SB 990 (Wiener - Dignity and Opportunity Act), ACR 258 (Gloria - PrEP & PEP Awareness Day), SCR 110 (Wiener - Celebrating Intersex Infants and Families) and SCR 137 (Lara - Recognizing Foster Care Month) were scored in the Senate but not in the Assembly because roll call votes did not occur on the Assembly floor. Because the governor does not sign or veto concurrent resolutions, he is not scored on them.

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Members

Party

District

AB 2119

AB 2504

AB 2291

AB 2639

AB 2490

AB 2719

AB 2684

AB 2663

AB 1985

AB 2153

AB 2943

AB 1247

SB 918

AB 2969

ACR 172

Total

AB 186

AB 2184

AB 3081

SB 10

SB 1021

SB 1152

ASSEMBLY

Acosta

R

38

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

A

A

A

+

A

A

60%

-

+

+

-

+

-

Aguiar-Curry

D

4

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

A

+

+

+

Allen, T

R

72

-

E

+

+

+

E

A

+

E

-

-

-

+

A

A

42%

-

A

-

-

+

-

Arambula

D

31

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

A

+

A

A

+

+

Baker

R

16

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

-

+

-

-

+

-

Berman+

D

24

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Bigelow

R

5

-

A

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

-

A

+

A

A

53%

-

-

-

-

+

-

Bloom+

D

50

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Bonta

D

18

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Brough

R

73

-

A

+

+

+

+

A

+

+

-

-

-

+

A

A

47%

-

-

-

-

+

-

Burke

D

62

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Caballero

D

30

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

-

+

+

+

Calderon

D

57

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

E

+

+

+

+

100%

A

+

+

+

+

+

Carrillo

D

51

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Cervantes*

D

60

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

-

+

+

-

+

+

Chau

D

49

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Chavez

R

76

-

A

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

+

+

+

+

80%

+

+

-

A

+

-

Chen

R

55

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

A

-

+

+

A

+

73%

-

A

-

-

+

-

Chiu+

D

17

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Choi

R

68

-

A

+

+

+

+

A

+

+

-

-

-

+

A

A

47%

-

+

-

-

A

-

Chu

D

25

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Cooley

D

8

A

+

+

+

+

E

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

A

A

79%

-

+

+

-

+

+

Cooper

D

9

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

A

93%

A

+

A

-

+

A

Cunningham

R

35

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

E

+

A

+

+

+

+

86%

-

+

-

-

+

-

Dahle

R

1

-

A

+

+

+

+

+

+

E

-

-

+

+

A

A

57%

-

-

-

-

+

-

Daly

D

69

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

E

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

A

A

+

A

Eggman*

D

13

E

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

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Members

Party

District

AB 2119

AB 2504

AB 2291

AB 2639

AB 2490

AB 2719

AB 2684

AB 2663

AB 1985

AB 2153

AB 2943

AB 1247

SB 918

AB 2969

ACR 172

Total

AB 186

AB 2184

AB 3081

SB 10

SB 1021

SB 1152

ASSEMBLY

Flora

R

12

-

A

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

A

A

A

+

A

A

53%

-

-

-

-

+

-

Fong

R

34

-

A

+

+

+

+

A

+

E

A

-

A

+

A

A

43%

-

NVR

-

-

+

-

Frazier

D

11

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

A

+

+

A

Friedman+

D

43

+

+

+

+

+

E

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Gabriel

D

45

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

E

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Gallagher

R

3

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

-

-

+

A

A

60%

-

+

-

-

+

-

Garcia, C

D

58

+

+

+

+

+

E

+

+

+

+

E

+

+

E

+

100%

+

+

+

-

+

+

Garcia, E

D

56

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

E

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

A

+

+

+

+

+

Gipson

D

64

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Gloria*+

D

78

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Gonzalez Fletcher

D

80

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

A

+

+

+

+

+

Gray

D

21

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

A

+

+

+

+

93%

-

+

A

-

+

+

Grayson

D

14

A

A

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

A

+

A

+

A

A

60%

A

+

A

+

+

A

Harper

R

74

-

+

+

+

+

+

A

+

+

-

-

-

+

A

A

53%

-

NVR

-

-

+

-

Holden

D

41

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Irwin+

D

44

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

-

+

+

+

+

-

Jones-Sawyer

D

59

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Kalra

D

27

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Kamlager-Dove

D

54

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Kiley

R

6

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

A

-

A

+

A

A

60%

-

NVR

-

-

+

-

Lackey

R

36

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

-

-

+

+

A

67%

-

+

-

-

+

-

Levine

D

10

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Limon

D

37

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Low*+

D

28

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Maienschein

R

77

A

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

93%

-

+

+

-

+

-

Mathis

R

26

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

-

A

+

+

A

67%

-

-

-

-

+

-

Mayes

R

42

A

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

A

-

+

+

+

+

80%

-

NVR

-

-

+

-

2018 STATE LEGISLATIVE SCORECARD

| 17


Members

Party

District

AB 2119

AB 2504

AB 2291

AB 2639

AB 2490

AB 2719

AB 2684

AB 2663

AB 1985

AB 2153

AB 2943

AB 1247

SB 918

AB 2969

ACR 172

Total

AB 186

AB 2184

AB 3081

SB 10

SB 1021

SB 1152

ASSEMBLY

McCarty

D

7

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Medina

D

61

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

A

Melendez

R

67

-

A

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

E

-

+

A

A

57%

-

-

-

-

+

-

Mullin

D

22

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

E

+

E

+

+

+

E

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Muratsuchi

D

66

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

A

+

+

+

+

+

Nazarian+

D

46

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Obernolte

R

33

-

A

+

+

+

E

+

+

+

-

-

-

+

A

A

50%

-

-

-

-

+

-

O’Donnell+

D

70

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

-

A

+

A

Patterson

R

23

-

A

+

+

+

+

A

A

+

-

-

-

+

A

A

40%

-

A

-

-

+

-

Quirk

D

20

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

E

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Quirk-Silva

D

65

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

-

+

A

-

+

+

Rendon

D

63

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Reyes

D

47

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Rivas

D

39

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

A

+

+

Rodriguez

D

52

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

A

+

+

A

+

+

Rubio+

D

48

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

A

+

+

Salas

D

32

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

-

+

+

-

+

+

Santiago

D

53

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Steinorth

R

40

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

E

A

-

-

+

A

A

57%

-

+

-

-

+

-

Stone

D

29

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Thurmond+

D

15

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Ting+

D

19

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Voepel

R

71

-

A

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

A

-

+

+

A

60%

-

-

-

-

A

-

Waldron

R

75

-

A

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

-

+

+

+

A

67%

-

-

-

-

+

-

Weber

D

79

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

Wood

D

2

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

2018 STATE LEGISLATIVE SCORECARD

| 18


Equality California is the premier statewide organization advancing the interests of LGBTQ Californians, and I am proud to work alongside them. Assemblymember Evan Low Chair, California Legislative LGBT Caucus

2018 STATE LEGISLATIVE SCORECARD

| 19


Members

Party

District

AB 2119

AB 2504

AB 2490

AB 2291

AB 2639

AB 2719

AB 2684

AB 2663

AB 1985

AB 2153

AB 2943

AB 1247

SB 918

SB 990

SCR 110

SCR 137

ACR 258

AB 2969

Total

ACR 260

AB 186

AB 2184

AB 3081

SB 10

SB 1021

SB 1152

ACR 172

STATE SENATE

Allen, B

D

26

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Anderson

R

38

-

+

+

+

+

A

-

+

+

-

-

-

+

+

-

-

+

-

-

47%

-

-

-

-

-

+

-

Atkins*

D

39

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Bates

R

36

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

-

+

A

-

+

+

A

A

63%

-

-

A

-

-

+

-

Beall

D

15

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Berryhill

R

8

E

E

E

E

E

E

A

E

+

E

E

A

E

+

E

+

E

A

A

42%

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Bradford

D

35

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Cannella

R

12

A

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

A

+

+

+

A

+

+

+

+

84%

+

-

+

-

-

+

-

Chang

R

29

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

+

+

+

-

+

+

+

A

78%

+

-

A

-

-

+

-

de Leon

D

24

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

E

+

+

+

+

E

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Delgado

D

32

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

E

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

E

E

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Dodd

D

3

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

+

+

+

+

94%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Fuller

R

16

-

A

+

+

+

+

A

+

+

A

A

-

+

A

-

A

+

A

A

42%

A

-

A

-

-

+

-

Gaines

R

1

-

+

+

+

+

+

A

+

+

+

-

-

+

A

-

+

+

A

A

57%

-

-

A

-

-

-

-

Galgiani*

D

5

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

-

+

A

A

+

+

Glazer

D

7

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Hernandez

D

22

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Hertzberg

D

18

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Hill

D

13

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Hueso

D

40

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Jackson

D

19

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Lara*+

D

33

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Leyva

D

20

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

McGuire

D

2

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Mitchell

D

30

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Monning

D

17

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

2018 STATE LEGISLATIVE SCORECARD

| 20


Members

Party

District

AB 2119

AB 2504

AB 2490

AB 2291

AB 2639

AB 2719

AB 2684

AB 2663

AB 1985

AB 2153

AB 2943

AB 1247

SB 918

SB 990

SCR 110

SCR 137

ACR 258

AB 2969

Total

ACR 260

AB 186

AB 2184

AB 3081

SB 10

SB 1021

SB 1152

ACR 172

STATE SENATE

Moorlach

R

37

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

A

-

A

+

+

-

+

+

A

A

63%

A

-

A

-

+

A

-

Morrell

R

23

-

+

+

+

+

+

-

A

+

-

-

-

+

A

-

-

+

-

-

42%

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Nguyen

R

34

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

+

+

A

-

+

+

+

A

73%

-

-

+

-

-

+

-

Nielsen

R

4

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

-

-

+

A

-

A

+

A

A

52%

-

-

+

-

-

A

-

Pan

D

6

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Portantino

D

25

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

A

+

+

+

+

+

Roth

D

31

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

A

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

94%

+

-

+

+

+

+

+

Skinner

D

9

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Stern

D

27

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

A

+

+

+

+

+

Stone

R

28

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

-

+

A

-

A

+

+

A

63%

-

-

A

-

-

-

-

Vidak

R

14

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

+

+

+

-

A

+

+

A

73%

A

-

+

-

-

+

-

Wieckowski

D

10

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Wiener*+

D

11

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

100%

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Wilk

R

21

-

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

-

A

+

+

-

+

+

+

+

78%

+

-

+

-

-

A

-

2018 STATE LEGISLATIVE SCORECARD

| 21


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GOVERNOR BROWN SCORECARD THANK YOU, GOVERNOR BROWN! Governor Jerry Brown has long championed the cause of LGBTQ equality in California, making more progress in his four terms than any other governor in the nation to date. From decriminalizing same-sex relationships in 1975 and nominating the state’s first openly gay judge in 1979 to signing more than 55 pro-equality bills into law during the last eight years, Governor Brown has affirmed his commitment to ensuring all Californians are treated with equal dignity and respect. We have not always agreed with Governor Brown’s approach to achieving full LGBTQ equality. This year, we were extremely disappointed that he vetoed two of Equality California’s sponsored bills, including AB 2153, which would have provided California teachers and school staff with the tools and training they need to support LGBTQ students. This action made 2018 the first year in his second term that the governor failed to achieve a 100% pro-equality score. We respect and appreciate the governor’s desire to give schools “flexibility,” but the status quo is failing California’s LGBTQ students and denying too many a shot at success.

AB 2119

AB 2504

AB 2490

AB 2291

AB 2639

AB 2719

AB 2684

AB 2663

AB 1985

AB 2153

AB 2943

AB 1247

SB 918

AB 2969

Total

AB 186

AB 2184

AB 3081

SB 10

SB 1021

SB 1152

As Governor Brown leaves office, Equality California thanks him for his lifetime of public service. We are grateful to the governor, First Lady Anne Gust Brown and to their staff for their strong partnership over the years. In particular, Equality California thanks the governor’s late chief of staff Nancy McFadden, who was an incomparable ally to California’s LGBTQ community, a trailblazer in every sense of the word and a champion for the Golden State.

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85%

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Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve.

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2018 State Legislative Scorecard  

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