Dunedin takes small step boldly against gay and transgender discrimination


Without a peep of protest from any resident, Dunedin city commissioners gave preliminary approval two weeks ago to an ordinance intended to protect gay and transgender individuals from some forms of discrimination. Thursday night, commissioners will take a final vote, and if the proposal is approved, Dunedin will be only the second Pinellas city to go so far to protect people from discrimination because of their sexual orientation or identification. Dunedin’s effort is commendable and the protections are needed, but city officials should make sure they understand the limitations of their proposal and some potential problems with its implementation.