Waymon Hudson

Gainesville LGBT Rights Repeal to go before Voters

Filed By Waymon Hudson | August 29, 2008 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Citizens for Good Public Policy, Gainesville, transgender

The Supervisor of Elections has certified that enough valid signatures were collected by Citizens for Good Public Policy to put a repeal of civil rights protections for the city of Gainesville's LGBT population. The issue will now go before voters.

Last January, the City Council voted to expand the existing protections in housing and employment to include gender identity (it already included sexual orientation). The Citizens for Good Public Policy launched a fear-mongering campaign which seeks to repeal not only the gender identity protections but sexual orientation by tying the city's human rights law to the protections offered by the state. Florida state law does not include either gender identity or sexual orientation in the categories that are protected.

Citizens for Good Public Policy said that the main concern is the use of restrooms by transpeople in restaurants and other places. Watch their disgusting trans-scare video after the jump...

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