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SF supes ask CA high court to defend LGBTQ seniors

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution September 14 calling on the state Supreme Court to protect the rights of LGBTQ seniors, particularly those who are transgender or nonbinary, amid a legal battle over requiring employees at senior care facilities to address residents by their preferred names and pronouns.

As the Bay Area Reporter reported last week, gay District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman introduced the resolution urging the state's highest court to reverse a lower court ruling that struck down part of the state's LGBTQ Senior Bill of Rights as unconstitutional.

State Attorney General Rob Bonta, a straight ally, filed a similar petition of review with the state's highest court last month.

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