Thursday, April 17, 2014

Milwaukee County Board Fast Tracks Special Rights “Non-Discrimination” Ordinance

Very quietly several members of the Milwaukee County Board sponsored Resolution #14-332 on April 3, 2014 which forces every contractor with Milwaukee County to comply with new “non-discrimination policies” relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. 

Further, the ordinance provides that operations at General Mitchell International Airport as well as county buildings cannot discriminate on the basis of “sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression”.  The wording implies that people who are biologically one gender have access to restroom and other facilities of the opposite gender if that is their “identity” or “expression”.  A public hearing was held on April 10, 2014 with no opposition.  The full County Board is slated to vote on this Ordinance on April 24, 2014.  You can read the full ordinance through the County’s site here

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