Main | Thursday, February 14, 2008

Broward County Protects T-Folk

Yay for my hometown some place I lived for a number of years:
Broward County Florida voted to pass transgender protections yesterday. It is now illegal to discriminate against transgender people in housing, the workplace, and in public accommodations like hotels and restaurants.

The protections voted in by country commissioners are an expansion of Broward’s 1995 human rights ordinance, which protected gays and lesbians. The commissioners approved the amendment unanimously. It was sponsored by Ken Keechl, Broward County’s first openly gay commissioner.

According to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 13 states and 96 communities currently offer some form of protection to transgender people.

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