Some good news coming out of Buffalo, New York!
The City of Buffalo has moved to strengthen its own anti-discrimination law with the amendment of a city ordinance. Niagara District Common Council member David Rivera and members of Buffalo’s transgender community are calling for lawmakers in Albany to extend similar protection to all of New York State’s citizens.
Rivera announced the change to the city charter at a Transgender Wellness Conference Friday afternoon. He said city law now allows for the right to sue for discriminatory practices that violate civil rights.
“This law applies across the board,” proclaimed Rivera. “You cannot discriminate in the City of Buffalo, whether its employment, housing, accommodations – you cannot discriminate.”