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Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation or Gender Identification

The law concerning recognition of the rights of same-sex couples is one of the most actively argued issues in law today. So-called “gay rights” legislation and court decisions addressing issues of homosexuality, gender identification and other forms of “sexuality-based” groupings and discrimiation appear to be moving toward increased recognition and tolerance for these groups.

California law prohibits discrimination based upon sexual orientation, and provides similar protections to those enjoyed by other protected classes.


California Labor Code sections 1101 & 1102 prohibit employers from making rules, regulations, or policies that attempt to control employee politics, political activities or affiliations.