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Eugene

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Wed Sep 6, 2023, 07:36 PM Sep 2023

California is first US state to pass ban on caste discrimination [View all]

Source: BBC

California is first US state to pass ban on caste discrimination

6 September 2023

By Chloe Kim
BBC News

California's legislature has become the first in the US to approve a bill banning caste discrimination.

Legislators said the measure would protect people of South Asian descent who allege unfair treatment.

The governor must now decide whether to sign the bill into law. Seattle became the first US city to ban caste discrimination in February.

The caste system in India dates back over 3,000 years and divides Hindu society into rigid hierarchical groups.

The measure, which passed on Tuesday by 31-5, was sponsored by Democratic state senator Aisha Wahab, who said it would add caste as a protected category in the state's anti-discrimination laws alongside gender, race, religion and disability.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-66736708

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