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HR-64 (2019-2020)

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Revised  September 09, 2019


House Resolution
No. 64

Introduced by Assembly Member Smith
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bauer-Kahan, Cervantes, Gloria, Low, and Luz Rivas) Luz Rivas, Aguiar-Curry, Arambula, Berman, Bloom, Boerner Horvath, Bonta, Burke, Calderon, Carrillo, Chau, Chiu, Choi, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Cunningham, Daly, Eggman, Frazier, Friedman, Gabriel, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gipson, Gonzalez, Gray, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Kamlager-Dove, Levine, Limón, Maienschein, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, O’Donnell, Petrie-Norris, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Ramos, Rendon, Reyes, Robert Rivas, Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Salas, Santiago, Mark Stone, Ting, Weber, Wicks, and Wood)

August 30, 2019

Relative to civil rights.


HR 64, as introduced, Smith.

WHEREAS, Our great state strives to promote the values of equality and justice, and to protect human and civil rights for all people; and
WHEREAS, Taiwan has been a leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community rights, and spearheaded a powerful campaign to become the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage; and
WHEREAS, Taiwan has fostered understanding and engagement through its annual gay pride parade in Taipei, attracting members throughout the international LGBTQ community; and
WHEREAS, Globally, same-sex marriage remains unrecognized; and
WHEREAS, LGBTQ people face longstanding discrimination, harassment, legal punishment, violence, and other atrocities around the world; and
WHEREAS, California strives to be a strong champion for the LGBTQ community, and has shown support and commitment to the struggles of the LGBTQ community at home and abroad; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly respectfully urges the universal legal recognition of same-sex marriage and recognition of human and civil rights for the LGBTQ community around the world; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.

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