Garcia’s Cathedral City LGBTQ Veterans Memorial bill awaits Gov. Brown’s signature
As excerpted from The Desert Sun:
State Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia understands that, for LGBTQ veterans in the Coachella Valley, recent political news, such as the proposed ban on transgender members of the military, has been discouraging.
“It doesn’t seem to be getting any easier for our LGBTQ community to continue to fight for the inclusiveness that you – the men and women in uniform – have fought to ensure,” the Coachella Democrat told a group of veterans and local politicians Friday at the American Legion Hall in Palm Springs.
But Garcia hopes A.B. 2439, a bill he authored that would recognize the LGBTQ Veterans Memorial in Cathedral City as an official state memorial, will give them some reason to celebrate.
He joined local LGBTQ veterans and politicians Friday to provide updates on the legislation, which, after passing through the State Assembly in April, and the Senate in July, now awaits signature by Gov. Jerry Brown.