Trans Rights Move Forward In Two Cities – by Newscenter Staff

(Berkley, California) The City of Berkley is considering a plan where it would pay for sex reassignment surgery under its employee health care system, and the City of West Palm Beach has passed an ordinance prohibiting trans discrimination.

The two cities on opposite sides of the country are part of a slowly growing change in the way municipalities treat their transsexual citizens.

Berkley City Council this week directed the city manager to create a feasibility study on the scheme, modeled on one in place in San Francisco since 2001.

The study is expected to be complete within the next six months and submitted to council for consideration.

Councilmember Darryl Moore co-sponsored the resolution said it would only affect a few workers but that it was the right thing to do.