Controversial Ordinance To be Voted On In Gainesville
A highly debated proposal will be voted on for the final time on monday, as Gainesville City Commissioners have to decide if a transgender ordinance is in the best interest of the entire community.
The ordinance is designed to give everyone equal rights, but some members of the community have criticized it, saying all it will do is discriminate against others.
The ordinance will allow anyone who is biologically one sex but who identifies their inner self as the opposite sex to use whichever restroom they choose.
Some employers are worried that sexual predators will use the ordinance as an excuse to enter the opposite sex's restroom by claiming they are transgendered.
City Commissioner Jack Donovan says there's a provision in the ordinance to prevent that from happening.
By David Hamilton/WCJB TV 20 News
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