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Palm Springs, CA to offer universal income to trans and nonbinary residents

The city of Palm Springs, CA is launching a new universal basic income (UBI) program - one that benefits transgender and nonbinary residents.

The pilot program will pay $900 a month for 18 months to 20 residents who identify as trans or nonbinary - with no strings attached and no income requirements.

The program has generated a lot of controversy. One city councilman called it “outrageous and discriminatory”. Palm Springs Mayor Lisa Middleton, who is trans, said transgender Americans face “enormous challenges” and high rates of unemployment.

Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley

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