Rafael McDonnell

Rafael McDonnell of Resource Center Dallas says he’s headed down to Commissioners Court on Tuesday morning to speak about the county’s new nondiscrimination policy, which includes sexual orientation but not gender identity/expression.

“The goal is to praise them for adding sexual orientation and encourage them to add gender identity,” McDonnell said. “It’s supportive, but at the same time, there’s a key element that’s missing, and we would encourage them to add it. I’m going to provide them some definitions and explain to them why it’s important.”

Anyone wishing to join McDonnell in speaking at Commissioners Court must sign up by 4 p.m. today by calling the clerk’s office at 214-653-7886. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the County Administration Buliding, 411 Elm St. Public comments are at the end of the meeting.