LA County Votes to Boycott Arizona After Public Hearing with Gay Testimony

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June 2, 2010


"The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors heard hours of contentious public testimony Tuesday before voting 3 to 2 to boycott Arizona over SB 1070, the state's controversial 'papers, please' illegal immigration law that requires law enforcement to ask anyone they 'suspect' of being an 'illegal alien' to produce documented proof of American citizenship.

"LA County joins a growing list of California cities and organization opposing the Arizona law, including West Hollywood, Santa Ana, LA City, Pasadena, Santa Monica, and El Monte. The decision is significant since it is believed that if LA County were a nation, its GDP (Gross Domestic Product) would rank among the 20 largest countries in the world.

"Lambda Legal Proyecto Igualdad Coordinator Francisco Dueñas talked about the impact the law might have on LGBTS."

Read Francisco Dueñas' entire testimony at