According to Christian News Network, the most damaging parts of the bill have been eliminated — for now. However, the language may return in the next legislative session.
A California lawmaker has altered a controversial bill that once permitted homosexual and transgender students to sue their Christian college or university if they believe that they were discriminated against because of their personal lives. As previously reported, S.B. 1146 was introduced in February by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, to close what Lara called a “loophole” in current federal and state law, including the religious exemption allowed under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Lara self-identifies as a “gay Catholic man.”