Progress for Transfolks in Broward County, FL

February 13, 2008

Wouldn’t it be great if a Jamaican immigrant transperson tested this policy AND it got reported in the Gleaner?
Broward County Votes to Protect Transgenders
by 365gay.com staff

Posted: February 13, 2008 – 2:00 p.m. ET

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.

©365Gay.com 2008

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