Protect our health care! Notes from today's call & upcoming community forums.

The landscape shifts again

Much has changed in the few days since our Network call. All three branches of government got in on the action today, putting at risk our health care gains, non-discrimination protections for transgender students, and religious freedom. 
  1.  House introduces bill to repeal ACA Today, the House introduced a bill that will cut health care for millions of Americans and create a hole in California's budget of billions of dollars. Health Access breaks down the bill's impacts and calls the next month "The Make-or-Break Moment for our Health System"here
  2. Supreme Court sends Gavin Grimm case back to 4th Circuit
    Last week we discussed the Administration's rescission of guidance clarifying the Title IX protections for transgender students, which sends a dangerous message to students but keeps the underlying protections in place. Today, the Supreme Court reacted to the Administration's move by sending the case of Gavin Grimm back to the Fourth Circuit. Transgender Law Center explains further here
  3. Administration reissues travel ban After the Trump Administration's first attempt to ban entry into the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim countries was shut down, he issued a new executive order today. The ACLU's David Cole breaks down what's changed, what hasn't, and what to expect here
  4. Join the #Fight4OurHealth campaign You can get all of the latest updates about the fight to protect health care by joining the #Fight4OurHealth listserv and following the campaign on Facebook. This week, there are events in San Diego, Irvine, Hanford, OaklandModesto, and Los Angeles. Please spread the word with your supporters and keep up the pressure for a plan that keeps us covered. 

Email me at for more information about how to get involved. 


Join Equality California, the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, and Californians for HIV Criminalization Reform for a legislative briefing on SB 239. 

Wednesday, May 8th
1:00 - 3:00 pm
State Capitol, Room 126
Sacramento, CA

Please RSVP by March 7th at

For additional information, contact Brad Lundahl at 
2017 California LGBTQ legislative updates

The following bills are being sponsored by Network members. To have your bills included in this list or to share information about your sponsored legislation, please email

SB 179 (Atkins) - The Gender Recognition Act of 2017
SB 310 (Atkins) - Easing Name and Gender Changes for Transgender people in California jails and prisons
AB 677 (Chiu) - LGBT Disparities Reduction Act
SB 219 (Weiner) - LGBT Long-Term Care Facility Resident's Bill of Rights
SB 17 (Hernandez) - Prescription Drug Price Transparency 
Thank you for your continued support.


Amanda Wallner
Director, CA LGBT Health & Human Services Network