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Newsom sent 2nd transgender bill to sign

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A second bill relating to transgender issues now awaits Governor Gavin Newsom's signature. It would add California to the list of states that annually proclaim November 20 as Transgender Day of Remembrance.Assembly Bill 1741, introduced by gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell), chair of the Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, would require the governor to officially recognize the date each year as a day of special remembrance in the Golden State.

The event, started in 1998 by Bay Area Reporter Transmissions columnist Gwenn Smith, commemorates those transgender people lost to violence in a given year.One of the first states in the country to make the day an official yearly observance was Virginia.

The Virginia House of Delegates adopted a resolution January 7, 2020 that annually designates November 20 as Transgender Day of Remembrance in the Mid-Atlantic state.

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