Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Outlaws Work Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Governor signs bill into law

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Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill that prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation.

Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Wednesday that he met his obligations as a Christian by signing the bill and congratulated legislators on approving the proposal.

The original measure would have also banned discrimination in commercial transactions, property rentals, public transportation and other circumstances. Those clauses were removed after heavy opposition by religious groups.