(BBC News) California is set to become the first US state to ban discrimination against natural hair.
The new bill, which the Senate passed in April, amends anti-discrimination laws to include "traits historically associated with race" and "blackness".
It bars discrimination against black hairstyles in schools and workplaces.
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California's assembly voted unanimously in favour of the measure on Thursday, sending it to Governor Gavin Newsom's desk for signing into law.