Orlando bans discrimination against transgender people

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By Mark Schlueb

In Orlando, it's now against the law to discriminate against transgender people because they identify as members of the opposite sex.

The City Council granted final approval Monday to a measure that extends Orlando's existing anti-discrimination protection to include transgender people. That means gender identity joins a list of protected classes that already includes sexual orientation, race, disability, sex, national origin, religion, age and marital status.

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