AFL-CIO Adds Transgender Protections To Its Constitution

The AFL-CIO has in the past resisted calls to be inclusive towards LGBT persons, but this Monday amended its constitution Monday to add a provision banning discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression.

The language of the AFL-CIO’s constitution now reads: “To encourage all workers without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression to share equally in the full benefits of union organization.”

However, a second proposal which would have formalized their support of transgender healthcare, failed due to “technicalities.”

AFL-CIO Adds Transgender Protections To Its Constitution.

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