Push to Add Transgender Protections to Orlando Anti-Discrimination Laws

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By Samantha Rosenthal

Orlando – LGBT activists want the City of Orlando anti-discrimination policy amended to include protections for gender identity and expression.

Gina Duncan, transgender inclusion director for Equality Florida, is pushing for the changes to Chapter 57 which would protect transgender individuals from discrimination in housing, at the workplace, at financial institutions or when using public accommodations.

“Due to the current social climate and the pervasiveness of transgender inclusion, people are going back and adding gender identity and gender expression to their anti-discrimination laws and ordinances,” Duncan said. “This is simply adding gender identity and gender expression into the anti-discrimination policy for the City of Orlando.”

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