California is a state in crisis, but fortunately its lawmakers are rising to the occasion.
Facing a $38 billion deficit this year, the California Senate passed a bill last Thursday making it illegal for employers and landlords to discriminate against “transgendered” people. In other words, employers are forbidden to stop their male employees from acting and dressing like women (or, presumably, recommend they get mental help if the employer believes it necessary).
The bill passed on a straight (so to speak) party line vote of 23-11. It had passed the State Assembly in April, now goes to beleagered Gov. Gray Davis.
The governor’s decision on the bill has the potential to destroy his chances against the brewing recall, regardless of his decision to sign or veto.
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