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Cleveland – It was a historic night in Cuyahoga County as it became the first in the state to adopt legislation to add protections to those in the LGBTQ community.

On Tuesday, council members approved the proposal that would include sexual orientation and gender identity to classes already covered by state law.

RELATED: Cuyahoga County looks to add protections for LGBTQ residents

Cuyahoga County will also create a commission on human rights.

Currently, many local cities already offer protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.



Article Courtesy of WEWS News 5 Cleveland

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