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DALLAS (CBSDFW) – Members of the Dallas City Council are considering adding “gender identity and expression” to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance.

At Monday’s Dallas City Council meeting officials discussed proposed changes that would add the words “actual or perceived sexual orientation,” and which would specifically add gender identity and expression to the anti-discrimination ordinance.

Dallas city law already prohibits discrimination in hiring, firing, housing and public accommodation based on sexual orientation.

The changes are being considered by the Quality of Life Committee this morning – and are being considered for a vote by the full council tomorrow.

Council Member Rick Callahan says the proposals have taken him be surprise and he needs to know more about what they would been in real world situations.

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