Tampa Adds Gender Identity Discrimination to the Books

With so many stories about discrimination against the transgendered population, it’s nice to know that one more city is doing the right thing. Last week, the city of Tampa, Florida passed an ordinance against transgender discrimination in employment and housing.

From Jackson Lewis:

While Tampa’s human rights ordinance already prevents discrimination based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and other factors, the Florida city’s new ordinance protects those against discrimination with an “inner sense of being a specific gender” regardless of their “assigned sex at birth.”

Tampa’s ordinance applies to employers, employment agencies, labor organizations and other organizations throughout the city and makes it illegal to fire, refuse to hire or decline to sell or rent someone a home based on his or her gender identity.