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Kamala Harris on Civil Rights

 

 


Fight for equal rights for all

From my first days as a prosecutor in Alameda County, to my work as San Francisco District Attorney, to my current service as California Attorney General, I have worked to bring smart, innovative, and effective approaches to fight crime, fight for consumers, and fight for equal rights for all.

I want to be a voice for Californians on issues that impact our state in the U.S. Senate.

Source: 2016 Senate campaign website, KamalaHarris.org , Apr 1, 2015

Ensure marriage equality for all Californians

She has fought to reduce elementary school truancy in California, preserve the state's natural resources, and ensure marriage equality for all Californians. She has also worked with the technology industry to improve online privacy and safety.
Source: 2016 Senate campaign website, KamalaHarris.org , Apr 1, 2015

Eliminate "gay panic" tactic for criminal defendants

Legislative Counsel's Digest: A "gay panic" or "trans panic" defense allows a criminal defendant to claim that the victim's sexual orientation or gender identity provoked them to violence. This outrageous tactic sends the message that violence against members of the LGBT community is understandable or acceptable. These defense tactics also hurt survivors and loved ones of victims by asking the jury to find that the victim's sexual orientation or gender identity excuses the defendant's actions. AB 2501, the first bill of its kind in the nation, eliminates "gay panic" and "trans panic" as a tactic for criminal defendants, ensuring that attacks on members of the LGBT community can be seen for what they are.

Legislative Outcome: Co-sponsored by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris; 8/26/14: Passed Senate, 25-9-6; 8/27/14: Passed Assembly, 58-15-6; signed by Governor Brown

Source: California legislative voting records for AB 2501 , Aug 27, 2014

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