THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — St. Louis County (Missouri) Council passed a gender identity and sexual orientation protection ordinance in a packed chamber full of vocal opponents who, during their turn at the mike, quoted the bible, connected transgender and LGBT citizens to pedophiles and the practice of bestiality.
In the end though, a majority of council members – Kathleen Kelly Burkett, Mike O’Mara, Pat Dolan and Steve Stenger — voted for the ordinance which brings county residents not yet covered by existing local trans protection laws into the fold.
Councilman Pat Dolan: “This is about protecting individuals who live in St. Louis County. It doesn’t matter what walk of life you come from, what matters is that all citizens regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity are protected from discrimination.”
This is quite a contrast from the recent actions of a school board of a nearby mid-western state who adopted a trans protection ordinance only to rescind it a few days later in the face of vocal opponents. More on that: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/illinois-school-board-decide-not-to-fire-official-who-suggested-pro-transgender-policy-maybe/
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