ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

LGBTQ Community Cheers Passage of New Law That Protects from Discrimination

09/26/2018 | News 5 Cleveland

Tuesday night leaders in Cuyahoga County gave the green light to the formation of a commission on human rights that extends new protections for members of the LGBTQ community. Previously those individuals could lose their job, be denied housing or kicked out of a business because of who they are. The move by Cuyahoga County, which created its share of controversy, gives victims of discrimination a legal leg to stand on. News 5 caught up with a trans woman who said it’s legislation that’s long overdue. “They weren’t very LGBT friendly,” said Jessica Wilkins. That’s how Wilkins describes the working environment at her last job in Cuyahoga County. “This one guy would tell me how he just got out of jail for beating up someone,” said Wilkins.

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