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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Yee Introduces Bill to Prevent Discrimination Against LGBT People in Political Campaigns

indybay.org
by EQCA Saturday,
Feb. 26, 2005 at 12:33 PM

SAN FRANCISCO – Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City) announced today the introduction of Assembly Bill 866, legislation designed to prevent discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) individuals in political campaigns. The bill, sponsored by Equality California (EQCA), would prohibit the use of any negative appeal based on prejudice against LGBT people by candidates or campaign committees who sign the voluntary pledge provided for in the Code of Fair Campaign Practices.

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