Update: Amendment to ordinance approved by a vote of 8-3. More here →
The commission is expected to vote Tuesday on the measure that would expand the county’s law that prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations to include transgender individuals.
It already bans discrimination based on gender, religion, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
Opponents say if people can determine their own gender it will make it easier for sex offenders to commit attacks in public restrooms.
Supporters call the opponents’ bathroom argument a red herring, saying the ordinance would not change which bathroom people are allowed to use.
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