Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Thank you, Mr. President. I thank all the members in advance for the support of this bill. I think it's really important that we recognize all human beings as exactly that, as human beings. Life is very hard for everyone. It's harder for some than others, and any time we can get government to help move obstacles out of the way of people's happiness and validity and dignity, I think it's incumbent upon us to do so. We can only obviously do that at a local level because of our jurisdiction, but I think setting an example in this state especially and in other parts of the country that we include everyone in our family here in Philadelphia. And over the years, we've had fights about people being discriminated against because of the color of their skin and because of their gender or because of their ethnic background. We all are born who we are, and I think we need to continue to recognize that and stand up for people's rights.

So I thank all of my colleagues and I thank you in advance for your support.

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