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Montclair adopts LGBTQ equality protections

The Montclair Township Council passed a series of laws on Tuesday aimed at protecting the local LGBTQ community.

Three new laws were passed. The first is a third-party contracting non-discrimination ordinance. The second law is an employment non-discrimination ordinance. And the third will require a provision for all-gender restrooms in the township. The third Party contracting law requires the inclusion of protection on the basis sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all third-party bidding and contracts. The law ensures that township contracts do not spend tax dollars with any entity who themselves don’t protect their employees on this basis.