CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 11

by CalWatchdog Staff | August 11, 2016 9:11 am

Good morning and welcome to Thursday. While all eyes will be on the Legislature’s appropriations committee meetings today and the hundreds of bills they’ll be deciding the fate of, one bill found new life yesterday. 

After weeks of opposition from religious colleges and their supporters, state Sen. Ricardo Lara announced he would drop provisions from a bill that would have made it more difficult for faith-based institutions to receive Title IX exemptions.

The Bell Gardens Democrat said he wrote Senate Bill 1146 to protect LGBT students who may not be treated equally at religious colleges by putting roadblocks in the way for institutions making admission, housing and accommodation decisions based on traditional views about sexuality. 

But after pushback from religious colleges who claim the bill forces them to violate long-established standards of conduct, as well as making them vulnerable to lawsuits, Lara said SB1146 required a second look.

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