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Ind., votes on protections for trans people

Ind., votes on protections for trans people

The city council of Bloomington, Ind., has given preliminary approval to adding protections for transgender people to the city's human rights ordinance. Bloomington is a diverse community, said Councilman David Sabbaugh, a cosponsor of the amendment. "I'm very happy to support this thing," he said. Supporters of the change want to see city code treat "gender identity" as a category protected against discrimination, just like race, religion, disability, or sex. Eight people spoke in favor of the amendment at a council meeting Wednesday, while seven spoke against it. Bree Hartlage said other transgender people have been fired, harassed, or have hidden their pasts in an effort to find a job. "What a sad testimony this is to our society," she said. William Scott questioned where officials would draw the line, asking if special privileges would be granted to pedophiles. "The question I have is, What are your limits?" he said. But Bloomington resident Lisa Williams supported the measure. "I don't view this as an issue of morality," she said. The amendment will go before the council for a final vote next Wednesday. (AP)

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