The Philadelphia City Council today approved a sweeping LGBT health bill that may include stipulations seen in no other large city. Via Philadelphia Gay News:
Bill 130224, which passed with a 14-3 vote, would not only give a tax credit incentive to businesses that offered employee health plans that would include same-sex partners and children, but it would also include a substantial amount of benefits to the transgender community as well. The bill would revamp the city’s health care plan to ban discrimination against non-union transgender city employees and would instate a Transgender Health Tax Credit that would allow companies to offer healthcare specific-needs to the transgender community. City buildings would also be required to provide gender-neutral bathroom and would also ban employment discrimination in the city’s non-discrimination law.