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Raleigh non-discrimination policy now addresses transgender workers

Posted October 21, 2014 3:03 p.m. EDT
Updated October 21, 2014 3:05 p.m. EDT

— 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."