October 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Senior LGBT care law signed in Calif.
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‘LGBT seniors will now receive the care and respect they deserve,’ Rep. Jimmy Gomez said in a statement. (Photo by Bigstock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A new California law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week aims to ensure that the state’s LGBT seniors get respectful and competent elder care by integrating LGBT cultural competency instruction to the training received by care facility administrators, LGBTQ Nation reported.

Assembly Bill 663 was authored by state Rep. Jimmy Gomez and sponsored by Equality California and the California Senior Legislature, the article said.

“LGBT seniors will now receive the care and respect they deserve. By 2030 there will be an estimated 3 million LGBT seniors in the United States,” Gomez said in a statement. “I am proud that California will lead the nation in preparing our caretakers to properly care for this growing demographic.”

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