California to house transgender inmates based on gender identity

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By Jonathan McDougle

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law several LGBT-friendly bills in late September, including a measure which aims to protect transgender inmates by housing them according to their gender identity. The law, known as Senate Bill 132 , “The Transgender Respect, Agency and Dignity Act,” goes into effect January 1. It requires the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to ask inmates about their gender identity and house them accordingly, with “serious consideration” […]


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