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File #: 190558    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/13/2019 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 10/3/2019
Title: Amending Chapter 9-1100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Fair Practices Ordinance: Protections Against Unlawful Discrimination," by adding a new Section 9-1133, to require that institutions or organizations that serve youth adopt and make known policy guidelines providing for non-discriminatory treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming youth, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Green
Indexes: FAIR PRACTICES, GENDER NEUTRALITY, UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy19055801.pdf
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Amending Chapter 9-1100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Fair Practices Ordinance: Protections Against Unlawful Discrimination," by adding a new Section 9-1133, to require that institutions or organizations that serve youth adopt and make known policy guidelines providing for non-discriminatory treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming youth, under certain terms and conditions.
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 9-1100 of The Philadelphia Code shall be amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 9-1100. FAIR PRACTICES ORDINANCE: PROTECTIONS AGAINST UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION

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? 9-1133. Uniform Policy of Non-Discrimination as to Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Youth.

(1) Definitions. For purposes of this Section 9-1133, the following definitions shall apply:

"Gender Nonconforming." A term describing individuals whose gender expression or gender identity falls outside the traditional male-female definitions.

"Institutions Serving Youth." Entities or organizations that provide educational, recreational, residential, or similar services to youth, in a setting in which the institution is responsible for the care of a youth population and for adopting and enforcing general rules of conduct.

"Transgender." Individuals whose self-determined gender identity is different from the sex classification assigned to them at birth.

"Youth." A collective term applied to individuals who are less than 18 years of age.

(2) Policy Requirements.

(a) Sections three (3) through five (5) of the School District of Philadelphia Policy No. 252, entitled "Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students," shall apply as a uniform policy of non-discrimination to institutions serving youth within the City with the following modifications:

(i) The terms "gender nonconforming" and "transgender"...

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