Gainesville, Florida (USA)

A Gainesville Transgender Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Referendum, on the ballot as Amendment 1, was on the March 24, 2009 ballot in Alachua County for voters in the City of Gainesville. It was a veto referendum to overturn a gender identity provision added in 2008 to Gainesville’s anti-discrimination ordinance. It was defeated, meaning that the 2008 law will stay in effect. The newly-upheld ordinance allows the city’s roughly 100 transgender residents to use whichever restroom they’re most comfortable using. The Gainesville city commission approved the restroom provision by a 4-3 vote in the spring of 2008.

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