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Chicago transgender restroom measure on track for approval

Chicago transgender restroom measure on track for approval

Chicago aldermen moved a step closer Wednesday to removing a hurdle to allowing people to use whichever public restroom they say matches their gender identity, despite City Council members worrying that some people will take advantage of the new standards to ogle members of the opposite sex.

The council's Human Rights Committee recommended approving an ordinance supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take out of the city's human rights code a requirement that people be able to show a government-issued identification card that indicates their gender identification matches the washroom they want to use in places like restaurants and grocery stores.

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