LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill to Go Before Webster Council
An amendment to the city's housing laws would protect renters and buyers from being discriminated against based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Webster Groves' LGBT community could see increased protections in matters of housing if the city council votes in favor a new bill that aims to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The bill, introduced to the city council Tuesday, amends the housing chapter of the city's code and would make "it illegal for anyone to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity in matters of rental and sale of housing," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The move follows a growing trend in St. Louis County to amend city codes to protect the rights of members of the LGBT community.
Kirkwood recently passed an amendment that protects the rights of its LGBT community, but its amendment includes language prohibiting discrimination related to employment and in public spaces in addition to housing matters.
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