West Hollywood Drops LGBTQ Requirement for $1,000 a Month ‘Guaranteed Income’ Program Over Lawsuit Concerns

West Hollywood Drops LGBTQ Requirement for $1,000 a Month ‘Guaranteed Income’ Program Over Lawsuit Concerns


West Hollywood has dropped the requirement for applicants to be LGBTQ for their $1,000 a month guaranteed income pilot program.

Officials feared that they would face lawsuits for violating the California constitution.

The City Council is meeting on Monday to go over a revised plan for the program that will give out $1,000 a month, no strings-attached, to seniors who meet income and age criteria. The program was originally only going to offer the free cash to people who do not identify as straight.

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A city staff report obtained by local website WeHoville read as follows:

In March 2022, the City became aware that the pilot, as it was created and supported by a government entity, was susceptible to legal challenges due to the

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