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Protections for Transgender Foster Youth Signed into Law


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Protections for Transgender Foster Youth Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO - Governor Jerry Brown today signed legislation authored by Senator Mark Leno and sponsored by Equality California that provides new protections for transgender foster youth. Senate Bill 731 ensures that all foster youth, including those who identify as transgender, are placed in appropriate homes where they feel safe and accepted. It requires caregivers tasked with placing foster youth in homes to take a young person’s gender identity into consideration when making this critical decision.

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