SALINA, Kan. (AP) Salina residents are discussing a proposal to add gender identity and sexual orientation to the city’s discrimination ordinance.
The city council has delayed a decision on the proposal until three public hearings are held.
During an information meeting Sunday, a woman who was born as a man discussed the process she went through as she changed her gender.
Stephanie Mott, chairwoman of the Kansas Equality Coalition, said she wanted people to talk to someone who is transgendered in Kansas.
The Salina Journal reports some people at the meeting opposed the proposal. One of them, Cheryl Harp, said the current ordinance provides enough protection for everyone in Salina.
The ordinance would mean people can’t be discriminated against in public accommodations, housing and employment. Some businesses and landlords would be exempt.