News & Public Affairs

search:

Tansgendered persons are the latest group protected against discrimination in Tampa listen

11/19/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Transgender individuals can now count themselves among the classes protected by Tampa’s human rights ordinance. Today City Council updated the ordinance on a 5 to 1 vote, despite opposition from some religious groups.

Equality advocates consider today’s decision a victory for human rights. Tabias Packer with Equality Florida, a statewide LGBT rights organization, applauded the decision.

Dozens of members of local churches and human rights organiza...

1 comments

Healthy State Local Journalism Center