CREVE COEUR • The Creve Coeur City Council voted Monday to update a non-discrimination ordinance to include gender identity and sexual orientation.
The amendment, which was passed 7-0, prohibits any discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation in such matters as housing, employment and use of public spaces.
The law will ensure that “the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community can live without fear in (Creve Coeur) that they would be discriminated against,” said Andrew Shaughnessy of PROMO, a Missouri organization advocating for equality gay, lesbian and transsexual individuals.
Beth Kistner, a council member, said she has received numerous letters and emails from residents in support of the ordinance.
Creve Coeur is just the latest on a list of local communities that have recently passed similar legislation, including St. Louis, University City, Olivette, Richmond Heights and Clayton, Shaughnessy said.