COUNCIL CHAMBER February XX, 2014 WHEREAS, the Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S.

Constitution states that “No State shall . . . deny to any person . . . the e ual prote!tion o" the la#s$% and WHEREAS, Arti!le &, Se!tions ' o" the (e)as Constitution *ill o" +i,hts states that “All "ree men . . . ha-e e ual ri,hts$% and WHEREAS, .allas City Code Se!tion 2/10.' states1 “(he !ity o" .allas #ill not dis!riminate be!ause o" a person2s . . . se)ual orientation in the pro-ision o" ser-i!es to the ,eneral publi!$% and WHEREAS, .allas City Code Se!tion '4/'3 states1 “City mana,ement may not dis!har,e an indi-idual, "ail or re"use to hire an indi-idual, or other#ise dis!riminate a,ainst an indi-idual #ith respe!t to !ompensation, terms, !onditions, or pri-ile,es o" employment be!ause o" the indi-idual4s . . . se)ual orientation. City mana,ement may not limit, se,re,ate, or !lassi"y employees or appli!ants "or employment in a #ay that #ould depri-e or tend to depri-e an indi-idual o" employment opportunities or other#ise ad-ersely a""e!t an employee4s status be!ause o" the indi-idual4s . . . se)ual orientation.$% and WHEREAS, .allas City Code Se!tion 45/1 states1 “&t is the poli!y o" the !ity o" .allas to brin, about throu,h "air, orderly, and la#"ul pro!edures the opportunity "or e-ery person to obtain employment, a!!ess to all pla!es o" publi! a!!ommodation, and housin,, #ithout re,ard to se)ual orientation. (his poli!y is based upon re!o,nition o" the ri,hts o" e-ery indi-idual to #or6 and earn #a,es throu,h ,ain"ul employment, to obtain and en7oy ,oods, ser-i!es, "a!ilities, pri-ile,es, ad-anta,es, and a!!ommodations in all pla!es o" publi! a!!ommodation, and to obtain housin,. (he denial or depri-ation o" these ri,hts be!ause o" se)ual orientation is detrimental to the health, sa"ety, and #el"are o" the !iti8ens o" .allas and is #ithin the po#er and responsibility o" the !ity to pre-ent% and WHEREAS, the City o" .allas a!6no#led,es and -alues the !ontributions o" all her !iti8ens re,ardless o" ra!e, reli,ion, national ori,in, ,ender, a,e, disability, or se)ual orientation% and WHEREAS, the City o" .allas is made more #hole by embra!in, and #el!omin, the di-ersity o" all her !iti8ens% and WHEREAS, the City o" .allas may remain !ompetiti-e as a #orld/!lass !ity by treatin, all her !iti8ens e ually so that all !iti8ens e)perien!e .allas as a "air and 7ust pla!e to li-e, #or6, and raise a "amily%

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No#, (here"ore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DALLAS: Section 1. (hat the City o" .allas is in "ull "a-or o" e ual ri,hts "or lesbian, ,ay, bise)ual, and trans,ender <9:*(= employees o" the !ity o" .allas, !iti8ens #ithin the !ity o" .allas, and -isitors to the !ity o" .allas. Section 2. (hat the City >ana,er is dire!ted to ta6e a!tion as ne!essary to address the disparate treatment o" 9:*( employees under the City o" .allas2 !i-ilian pension plan and the City o" .allas2 poli!e and "ire pension plan. Section 3. (hat the City >ana,er is dire!ted to ta6e a!tion as ne!essary to amend the City o" .allas2 human resour!es poli!ies and ordinan!es and the City o" .allas2 health !are plan to address any disparate treatment o" 9:*( employees and their "amilies. Section 4. (hat City >ana,er is dire!ted to ta6e a!tion as ne!essary to impro-e the ran6in, o" the City o" .allas in the ?uman +i,hts Campai,n2s >uni!ipal @ uality &nde). Section . (hat the City o" .allas2 le,islati-e e""orts #ill support state and "ederal le,islation and administrati-e re,ulations that "urther e uality and pre-ent dis!rimination a,ainst 9:*( employees and !iti8ens and their "amilies. Section !. (hat the City >ana,er is dire!ted to report uarterly to the *ud,et, Finan!e, and Audit Committee on e""orts to implement this resolution. Section ". (hat this resolution shall ta6e e""e!t immediately "rom and a"ter its passa,e in a!!ordan!e #ith the Charter o" the City o" .allas, and it is a!!ordin,ly so resol-ed. A;;+AB@. AS (A FA+>1 CA++@N >. S. @+NS(, City Attorney

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