SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A month after the tragic shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, Governor Brown is trying to promote more understanding and acceptance of the religion in California.
Governor Brown signed two bills into law today following a peace and unity rally at the capitol. One aims to protect people wearing religious clothing from job discrimination, and the other requires the state to consider teaching about the Sikh community in school history classes.
“It’s everyone being who they are and living with people who are very different. And as we get to understand each other, we all become better,” said Governor Brown.
The rally was held to honor the victims of the shooting in Wisconsin.
The alleged gunman shot and killed six people on August 5, 2012. Investigators say he has ties to white supremacist groups.