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Our news story in today's Bee notes that lawmakers are taking up a bipartisan bill that would change the Unruh Civil Rights Act to protect businesses from discrimination lawsuits when they offer furloughed employee discounts.
Apparently, a Southern California lawyer has threatened lawsuits against some businesses for "Furlough Friday" deals for state workers and cited the Unruh Act as the basis.
Here are a couple of letters that support the bill. As of this writing Wednesday night, no one has voiced opposition.
The bill is on the Assembly Judiciary Committee's consent calendar for today.