PRESS RELEASE: Senate Standing Rules Change The Capitol LGBTQ Association congratulates the California State Senate for taking another step towards a more inclusive workplace. The California State Senate has revised its Standing Rules to remove binary and exclusionary language regarding dress code on the Senate Floor, beginning with the 2019-2020 legislative session. The Association is proud to have worked with Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins’ office, as well as the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, to remove this prescriptive language from the Senate Standing Rules. Earlier this year, the California State Senate and Assembly provided the option to include pronouns on legislative business cards. We hope that these rule changes encourage a more welcoming environment for nonbinary, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals in California’s State Capitol. Sincerely, The Capitol LGBTQ Association Board of Directors https://capitollgbtq.org/press-releases/press-release-senate-standing-rules/
PRESS RELEASE: Senate Standing Rules Change The Capitol LGBTQ Association congratulates the California State Senate for taking another step towards a more inclusive workplace. The California State Senate has revised its Standing Rules to remove binary and exclusionary language regarding dress code on the Senate Floor, beginning with the 2019-2020 legislative session. The Association is proud to have worked with Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins’ office, as well as the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, to remove this prescriptive language from the Senate Standing Rules. Earlier this year, the California State Senate and Assembly provided the option to include pronouns on legislative business cards. We hope that these rule changes encourage a more welcoming environment for nonbinary, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals in California’s State Capitol. Sincerely, The Capitol LGBTQ Association Board of Directors https://capitollgbtq.org/press-releases/press-release-senate-standing-rules/