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Hamilton council passes landmark vote on transgender rights

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 11:06 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Hamilton City Council, in a unanimous vote on March 8, approved a policy recognizing and protecting transgender rights.

The protocol was developed by council and ensures that all individuals have the right to access gender segregated municipal facilities, such as washrooms and change rooms, according to their self-gender identity.

"The city is committed to providing a safe, respectful and inclusive environment," said Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger in a statement. "We also have a legal and moral responsibility to do so. Maintaining places that are free from...