Equality Illinois commends local leaders

Equality IllinoisCHICAGO — A Chicago ordinance designed to protect the dignity and health of transgender and gender non-conforming people will be a clear rebuke to the actions in North Carolina and other states that want to turn back the clock.

The ordinance was introduced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council’s LGBT caucus at the recommendation of Chicago Human Rights Commissioner Mona Noriega.

“This ordinance will strengthen human rights protections in the city by making it clear that no one can be challenged to show a government ID to use a public accommodation,” said Mike Ziri, public policy director of Equality Illinois, the state’s oldest and largest organization advocating for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans.

Full article on the Illinois Eagle.