“This is just another example of them dictating what we have to spend money on,” Young said during comments by the commissioners explaining their position on paying for the surgeries.
Robinson distributed copies of papers advocating for non-discrimination policies including sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. She referred to the case of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender Warren County youth whose case prompted a worldwide reaction.
Alcorn died on Dec. 28 while crossing Interstate 71 on foot while struggling with her gender identity.
“Has anyone considered the county workers’ children?” Robinson asked.
The commissioners thanked Robinson for speaking at the meeting. They said they would take the issue under advisement.