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Caste bill passes California State Senate 34-1

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The California State Senate passed a bill that would make caste discrimination illegal in the state.  Senator Aisha Wahab’s bill, SB 403, flew through the Senate in a 34-1 vote. It now goes to the Democratic-controlled State Assembly and, if it passes there, it would go to Gov. Gavin Newsom to make it official. If that happens, California would be the first state to protect caste.

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Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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