AB 1700 passes out of the Assembly

May 8, 2012 By Shaun Osburn

Meet Kenneth, a gay man living his golden years in California’s Bay Area. When Kenneth lost his partner in 2000 his property tax increased significantly, causing hardships no senior citizen on a fixed income should have to endure.

The death of a lifelong partner is traumatic. But under current law, that trauma can be worsened by property tax penalties that apply unequally to same-sex partners, especially impacting LGBT seniors. AB 1700 (Butler) will ensure that no LGBT person is put at risk of losing the home that he or she has built over a lifetime with a loved one.

To learn more about Equality California’s current Legislative Package visit: www.eqca.org/legislation

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