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March-19-97

Ban on Gay Bias in Schools Passes California Assembly Committee

A bill to ban discrimination against lesbian and gay students has for the first time passed a California Assembly committee. The bill was introduced by the California legislature's first openly gay member, Assemblywoman Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica).

Currently in California students cannot be discriminated on the basis of race, religion, education, national origin or disability. Kuehl said her bill simply adds sexual orientation to that list.

Kuehl's bill still must go through more committees and then be voted on by the full legislature. It is not clear whether the bill will pass.

Media Resources: Los Angeles Times - March 19, 1997