|Philadelphia Mayor signing bill that would allow men in womans bathrooms|
some selected parts of the anti basic decency bill
It shall be an unlawful public accommodations practice to
(.4) Refuse, withhold from, or deny any person access to any separate-gender bathroom where the person's gender identity is consistent with the gender for which such bathroom is reserved.
§ 16-104. Gender-Neutral Bathrooms.
(a) Gender Identity. Shall have the meaning given in § 9-1102(1).
(b) Gender-Neutral Bathroom. A bathroom that is designated for use by any person or persons, regardless of Gender Identity.
(2) Gender-Neutral Bathrooms.
(a) Any new building constructed by the City shall include Gender-Neutral Bathrooms in number and location appropriate to the building's use.
(b) Whenever the City renovates a building that it owns or occupies, or any portion of a building that it owns or occupies, and such renovation includes renovation of bathrooms, Gender-Neutral Bathrooms in number and location appropriate to the use of the building or portion thereof so renovated shall be established.
Also like the department of education no more mother or father
(1) Effective one year after the effective date of this Ordinance, all new forms issued by any City department, board, or commission shall not include requests for gender-specific identification. Such forms shall include, for example, the term Parent/Legal Guardian instead of Mother or Father. Where it is necessary to request the gender of a person, an option shall be provided for that person to select the option self-identify for the person's gender in addition to the options of male and female.(text of the bill)
if you live in Philadelphia this bill would also pay out millions in new "benefits" to gays out of your hard earned tax payer money.
article on the law from a gay rights blog
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter today signed into law the most extensive civil rights protections and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the nation.“Mayor Michael Nutter and gay rights advocates say it makes Philadelphia the first big city in the U.S. to offer tax credits to companies that extend the same health care coverage to LGBT employees’ life partners and their children as they already provide to heterosexual spouses and their children,” the Greenwich Time reports:
Councilman James Kenney sponsored the bill. He says it also makes Philadelphia the first city to give businesses tax credits for offering transgender-specific health benefits. Among other things, the measure also requires gender-neutral bathrooms in city-owned buildings and revises Philadelphia’s anti-discrimination law to include transgender people.The bill revamps “the city’s health-care plan to ban discrimination against non-union transgender city employees, and would instate a Transgender Health Tax Credit that would encourage companies to offer transgender-specific health-insurance coverage to the transgender community,” South Florida Gay News reported last month:
City buildings would also be required to provide gender-neutral bathrooms, and the measure would clarify what constitutes employment discrimination in the city’s nondiscrimination law.Nutter is also the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors
The bill won with a near-sweeping victory, with Councilman-at-Large Bill Green being the only Democrat to vote against it. Republican Councilmen-at-Large David Oh and Brian O’Neill voted against the bill.