Miami Beach – Transgenders Protected

The City Commission beefed up its 1992 Human Relations ordinance last week to extend protections to transgender residents, partly in hopes that it will inspire the county and state to do the same. That might be feasible at the county level, but even supporters say chances at the state level are, sadly, slim to none right now.

The city’s ordinance already banned discrimination in any form against anyone because of their gender, religion, race, ethnicity, age and sexual preference. Now transgender residents and employees enjoy the same protections.