Governor Brown Protects First Amendment Rights of Religious Organizations by Vetoing AB 569

SACRAMENTO – On Sunday night, Governor Jerry Brown announced his veto of AB 569, a bill which would have punished faith-based organizations for freely exercising their First Amendment rights in an employment context. Specifically, it aimed to criminalize any contracts or employee codes of conduct related to abortion and sex…

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Governor Brown Attacks the 1st Amendment; Signs Bill With Jail Time for Refusing to Use Transgender Pronouns

SACRAMENTO – In a shocking disregard for the privacy rights of seniors and constitutional freedoms of speech and religion, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 219 yesterday. While no doubt well-intentioned, the bill from California state senator Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco) will inflict severe penalties on long-term care center…

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