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Atlanta council approved ‘gender equity’ ordinance
by Staff Reports
July 16, 2013 02:15 PM | 1678 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In a news release, the Atlanta City Council Tuesday announced it approved an ordinance Monday to ensure the phrase “gender identity” appears in all code sections referencing non-discrimination and listings based upon which discrimination is prohibited. (Legislative Reference No. 13-O-1183)

The measure was sponsored by District 6 Councilman Alex Wan.

“The city of Atlanta has a rich history of civil rights and is rightfully considered one of the most progressive cities in the country regarding its policies that ensure equal protection for all of its citizens,” Wan said. “The majority of the city’s non-discrimination and human rights ordinances have been previously amended to specify gender identity as one of the bases upon which the city will not tolerate discrimination.

“It was important that we amend all related-ordinances to include the phrase “gender identity” to ensure the non-discrimination policy is reflected in a consistent manner.”

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