The brand new regulation, SB 132, additionally requires the California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to interview and document the inmate’s self-reported gender identification, gender pronouns and titles all through their time period within the facility, in response to a press launch from the Governor’s workplace.
Prisons in California are segregated by gender, and advocates say prisons are significantly harmful for anybody who doesn’t match stereotypical gender roles.
Newsom additionally signed into regulation SB 932, laws that can present public well being officers with extra data on sufferers who establish as lesbian, homosexual, bisexual or transgender. The regulation is a part of a push to deal with well being inequities for these within the LGBTQ group because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Additional, Newsom signed laws making a Transgender Wellness and Fairness Fund, which “will help organizations serving folks that establish as transgender, gender nonconforming, or intersex (TGI), and assist create or fund TGI-specific housing applications and partnerships with hospitals, well being care clinics and different medical suppliers to supply TGI-focused well being care,” the governor’s workplace mentioned.
“California has a few of the strongest professional LGBTQ+ legal guidelines within the nation and with the payments signed right this moment, our march towards equality takes an extra step ahead,” Newsom mentioned in an announcement.
“These new legal guidelines will assist us higher perceive the impacts of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ group, set up a brand new fund to help our transgender sisters and brothers and advance inclusive and culturally competent efforts that uphold the dignity of all Californians, no matter who you’re or who you’re keen on.”