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Commissioner looking to amend rights ordinance
2019-06-19

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Newly elected Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison is aiming to amend a section of the human-rights ordinance.

The change would eliminate language on the books under the public-accommodation section that would allow for someone to ask for an ID to "prove" that person's gender before accessing some areas such as restrooms.

The amendment would read, "For the purposes of the exceptions set forth in Section 42-37( b )( 1 )a through c, "sex" includes both biological category and gender identity. Each person determines their own gender identity; no proof of an individual's sex or gender shall be required except for the person's expression of their own gender."

The Human Relations Committee meeting in which this amendment will be heard will take place Wed., June 26, at 10:30 a.m. at 118 N. Clark St.


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