(KCCI) The Oxford, Alabama, City Council has overturned an ordinance that could have sent transgender people to jail for using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
The council voted 3-2 Wednesday to repeal it, according to CNN affiliate WBRC-TV in Birmingham. The meeting area was packed to capacity in the small northeast Alabama city of about 21,000, with at least 100 people for the debate on the measure, the TV station said.
Council member Charlotte Hubbard said her qualms with the measure were chiefly about its likely violation of Title IX, a concern Oxford's city attorney raised.
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Title IX, passed in 1972, prohibits discrimination based on sex in schools that receive federal funding.