Cleveland may have been hosting the GOP’s national convention last summer, but the city wanted Republicans to know it stands with the trans community.
City officials unanimously passed a measure ensuring transgender people can use public bathrooms that match their gender identity. The current GOP platform praises laws like North Carolina’s HB2, which marginalize LGBT people.
According to Cleveland.com, the ordinance removeed language from existingt city law that allows private businesses to decide who uses which restrooms. It was part of a larger package that was passed to update the city’s anti discrimination laws.
In addition to attacking trans people and marriage equality, the Republican platform also approves of conversion therapy and denies gay couples the right to adopt.