Over the last fifty years, the LGBT community has been looking for changes that will help them live their lives according to the lifestyle that they want. Unfortunately, many have conservative views when it comes to legitimizing LGBT marriages and civil unions. Mark Leno has two landmark laws that helped transgenders. Senate Bill 103 prohibits state agencies to do business with companies that failed to offer the same health benefits their transgender employees that are offered to other workers. This bill aimed to minimize discrimination in the workplace and make sure that the companies are treating everyone equally, transgenders included.
Next, you have the Senate Bill 731 that allowed foster children the right to have placements consistent with their gender identity.
Many favored these bills because of the impact that it can make to the lives of the LGBT community. Next, Mark Leno also made it possible for foster children to have autonomy over their bodies. He even mentioned that he was a foster child for 16 years and he could relate to the pains of these children. This is a good call for Leno since LGBT are more prone to homelessness according to studies.