Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Miami-Dade Bans Trans Discrimination


After a four-hour public hearing Tuesday and months of debate, the Miami-Dade County Commission voted 8-3 to add protections for transgender people to its four-decade old Human Rights Ordinance. The move extends legal protections prohibit discrimination in housing, public accommodations and employment based on gender identity or gender expression.


Opposition groups, mostly from the religious right, launched a campaign to squash the ordinance that included scare-tactic fliers and accusations that Communists supported the amendment.

The opponents had to be grasping for straws if they had to whip out the old Commies-are-for-it trope.  It isn’t 1950 anymore.

Needless to say, good for the county commission.