What would amending South Bends Human Rights Ordinance do?
If sexual orientation and gender identity are added to the Human Rights Ordinance, individuals will be able to tell their stories to members of the HRC, who can investigate, determine if there is evidence of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, mediate, and try to remedy the problem. Our HRC is experienced at this process. They use it to protect citizens from discrimination on the basis of their race, religion, color, sex, etc. The procedures are already in place to handle allegations of discrimination, and we only need to give them the power to investigate cases of sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination for them to do so.