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Raleigh non-discrimination policy now addresses transgender workers

Posted October 21, 2014

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— The Raleigh City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to revise the city's non-discrimination policy with language that includes workplace protection of transgender city employees.

The policy, previously only mentioning sexual orientation, was reworded to include "gender identity or expression."

The change also clarifies the city's stance against discrimination in other areas, including age, disabilities, religion, economic and marital status.

The old policy read:

"The policy of the City of Raleigh is, and shall be, to oppose any discrimination on account of age, handicap, sex, race, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin in any aspect of modern life."

The language now reads:

"The policy of the City of Raleigh is, and shall be, to oppose any discrimination based on actual or perceived age, mental or physical disability, sex, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial or marital status, economic status, veteran status or national origin in any aspect of life."

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  • stymieindurham Oct 21, 2014

    Well, . . . . . . you allowed the door to be opened!!!

  • Steve Faulkner Oct 21, 2014
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    Sounds good to me, although it could be just shortened up to say "We will not discriminate against anyone."

  • NoKoolAid Oct 21, 2014

    Soon it will be "The policy of the City of Raleigh is, and shall be, and forever will be, opposed to any discrimination based on actual or perceived age or preferred age, mental, physical or psychological disability, sex or non-sex, religion or non-religion, race or non-race, color or non-color, sexual orientation or lack of, gender identity or expression or non-expression, familial or marital status or non-familial status, animal lover or non-animal lover, economic or lack of economic status, veteran or non-veteran status, national, internation or intra-national origin, or any life form here or not here, in any aspect of life in the past, present or future ad nauseum, ad infinitum and so on and so forth." I mean, where does it end?

  • David Collins Oct 21, 2014
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    Ok, did we leave anything out :-)

  • ytb781pearl Oct 21, 2014

    It's about time!

  • Itsmyopinion67 Oct 21, 2014

    If you don't know what a transgender person really is...how can you discriminate against them?

  • Jack Jones Oct 21, 2014
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    NC and America just got stronger.

  • L'amour Oct 21, 2014

    Good job catching up with modern times.