Mecklenburg County, North Carolina commissioners voted 6-3 to add protections for transgender workers to the county’s non-discrimination policy. Commissioner Kim Ratliff, a Democrat, introduced the motion with the support of Democratic Commissioners Trevor Fuller and George Dunlap. Ratliff’s policy revision adds the phrase “actual or perceived gender as expressed through dress, appearance, or behavior” to the equal employment and non-discrimination policy for county workers. The proposal also adds “political affiliation” to the policy. The county last updated the policy in 2005, when it added sexual orientation.