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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) was joined at a State Capitol news conference by sexual assault survivors and allies to urge support today for the Rape Kit Backlog Contribution Fund, the Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights and the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act, three bills pending in the California State Legislature to help survivors receive the justice they deserve. “Justice delayed is justice denied,” said Assemblymember Low, author of Assembly Bill 280, the Rape Kit Backlog Contribution Fund.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Sexual assault survivors and allies rallied together to urge support today for the Rape Kit Backlog Contribution Fund, the Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights and the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act, three bills pending in the California State Legislature to help survivors r

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

By Scott Herhold

Sometimes it takes criticism from another quarter to make you understand your own beliefs. That’s the way I feel about California’s ban on official travel to states that are seen as hostile to LGBT rights.

When California’s new law went into effect at the beginning of the year, it banned paid travel by state employees to Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. I saw it as a symbolic move that did not offer much grist for a columnist. The culture wars tire me.

Monday, June 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO—The California Assembly passed Assembly Joint Resolution 16 today to urge President Trump and Congress to condemn the government-sanctioned persecution, torture, and murder of gay men in the Chechen Republic. More than 100 gay or suspected-gay men have been held and tortured in the region. AJR 16 is a bipartisan measure authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, and Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham (R-Templeton).

Thursday, June 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) released the following statement applauding California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for adding Kentucky, Alabama, South Dakota and Texas to the list of states included in the AB 1887 ban today. AB 1887 prohibits non-essential taxpayer-funded travel to states that have enacted laws that discriminate against their LGBT residents. Assemblymember Low authored AB 1887, which went into effect on January 1, 2017.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Evan Low (D-San Francisco) was featured in a recent special report by the Central News Agency in Taiwan. The story covers the discrimination Assemblymember Low faced growing up as an Asian-American and as a member of the LGBT community, as well as his work in the State Legislature and his leadership of the Legislative LGBT Caucus. Watch the special report in this Assembly Assets video. http://www.asmdc.org/low

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO — The California Legislative LGBT Caucus celebrated June 2017 as Pride Month with the adoption of House Resolution 41 during Assembly Floor Session and Senate Resolution 46 during Senate Floor Session on Monday, June 19, 2017. As part of the ceremony, the Caucus honored 10 LGBT individuals and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in appreciation of their outstanding accomplishments, leadership and activism to help advance equality for the LGBT community.