We are proud of the actions we took to earn this score and grateful to the HRC for recognizing Montclair.
Here is some of what we did:
-Third-Party Contracting Non-Discrimination Ordinance – requires all third-party bidding and contracts to include protection on the basis sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
-Employment non-discrimination ordinance – prohibits discrimination in hiring, appointing, and assigning duties and positions based on gender identity or expression.
-Ordinance Concerning Unisex Restrooms – requires the provision of all-gender single-occupancy restrooms in all business establishments (including offices and office buildings), places of public accommodation, and municipally owned buildings or facilities in Montclair, together with appropriate signage; where publicly accessible single-occupancy facilities already exist or will be constructed in the future.
In addition, Montclair council also passed a resolution earlier this year in support of New Jersey’s legislation protecting minors from attempts to change sexual orientation.