HRC Local

California

BREAKING NEWS
Judge Rules Proposed CA “Sodomite Suppression Act” Is “Patently Unconstitutional”

Action Photo

Same-sex couples may once again marry in California thanks to decisive action by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.Find answers to frequently asked questions about marriage in California.

HRC fights for LGBT equality in California alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. Find out more about what HRC is doing for LGBT equality in California and how you can get involved with the any of the four local communities.

Local Communities
Los Angeles | Orange County, Long Beach & Palm Springs | San Diego | San Francisco

HOW THIS STATE RATES ON THE ISSUES

HOUSING LAWS

This state does support

State prohibits housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SECOND PARENT ADOPTION

This state does support

Second-parent or step-parent adoption is an option for same-sex couples statewide.

JOINT ADOPTION

This state does support

Joint adoption is an option for same-sex couples statewide

EMPLOYMENT LAWS

This state does support

State prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

This state does support

State issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

MARRIAGE PROHIBITIONS

This state does not support

State does not have a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman.

HATE CRIMES LAWS

This state does support

State has a law that addresses hate or bias crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS LAWS

This state does support

State prohibits discrimination in public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

ANTI-BULLYING LAWS

This state does support

State has a law that addresses harassment and/or bullying of students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SCHOOL LAWS

This state does support

State has a law that addresses discrimination against students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE

This state does support

State has both a ban on insurance exclusions for transgender healthcare and provides transgender-inclusive health benefits to state employees.

GENDER MARKER CHANGE

This state does support

State has laws and policies that facilitate gender marker change on both driver’s licenses and birth certificates.