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This ordinance establishes a home rule charter for the county. This charter decentralizes certain state powers to the county board of commissioners and grants the board of commissioners certain rights to self-governance and independence. The ordinance includes language that defines the jurisdictional boundaries of this home rule district and claims specific powers for the exercise of county and municipal government bodies in this district.
This analysis of LGBT-discrimination studies finds that LGBT people and their non-LGBT coworkers consistently report having experienced or witnessed discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace. This piece also finds that employment discrimination can have negative effects on the LGBT employees in terms of wages, job opportunities, mental and physical health, productivity, and job satisfaction.