Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gloria Denounces President’s Heartless Actions, Reaffirms California’s Inclusivity

SACRAMENTO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), a member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, issued the following statement today condemning the rescission of transgender student protections by the federal government.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Gloria Authors Bill to Safeguard Families, Disabled, and Seniors from Hunger & Hardship during States of Emergency

SACRAMENTO, CA – Following yesterday’s official declaration of a state of emergency from the federal government stemming from weeks of heavy rains and the Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway failure, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) introduced AB 607 today that would preserve and protect low-income families and people who are elderly or disabled against increased hunger and hardship during declared states of emergencies.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

(Calif.) In yet another expression of California independence from national norms, high school seniors will be given formal freedom of expression in their dress during graduation ceremonies, under a new bill pending in the Assembly.

Author of AB 233–Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego–said his bill is just small step toward exposing students to the type of diversity they will see later in life, while at the same time allowing their peers to express pride in their cultural ties.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

(San Diego) – Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) was interviewed by Jim Patton on the CW6 News (XETV) morning program to discuss proposed legislation to modernize HIV laws (SB 239 authored by State Senator Scott Wiener and co-authored  by Gloria) and what students should be allowed to wear at their high school graduations (AB 233, authored by Gloria), as well as his take on the ongoing battle between Donald Trump’s immigration/refugees executive order on the courts.  Watch the entire interview in this Assembly Assets video.

Monday, February 6, 2017

California Legislators Co-Author Legislation to Repeal & Revamp Discriminatory HIV Laws for HIV-Positive Patients

Monday, February 6, 2017

The "draconian" laws disproportionately affect women and people of color, who account for the majority of the criminal convictions.

Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Todd Gloria announced the introduction of a new bill on Monday that would update the state’s antiquated decades-old HIV discrimination laws. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and California State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced today their introduction of a bill to modernize current state law that criminalizes and stigmatizes people living with HIV. California State Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) is a co-author of this bill.

“It’s time for California to reevaluate the way it thinks about HIV/AIDS and reduce the stigma associated with the disease,” said Assemblymember Gloria. “Current state law related to those living with HIV is unfair because it is based on the fear and ignorance of a bygone era. With this legislation, California takes an important step to update our laws to reflect the medical advances which no longer make a positive diagnosis equal to a death sentence.”

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Gloria Introduces Legislation to Preserve Students’ Rights to Free Speech & Cultural Expression during Commencement

SACRAMENTO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today the introduction of his bill, AB 233, which will finally permit students to wear religious, ceremonial, and cultural adornments during high school graduation ceremonies, a practice that has not been permitted in some school districts throughout the state.

Friday, January 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – In a move that will lift burdens off of small businesses and help protect consumers, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today the introduction of his bill, AB 228, which will fix California’s currently flawed autographed memorabilia law resulting from AB 1570 (Chang). AB 228 will be co-authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco).