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April 9, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Seattle City Council passes breast-feeding ordinance

The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance protecting breast-feeding mothers.

In a 9 to 0 vote, the council approved the measure, which would make it illegal to require breast-feeding women to cover up or to suggest they move to another location.

Washington state added legal protections for breast-feeding mothers in 2009; the Seattle measure, introduced by the council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology committee,  expands on those protections.

In approving the local measure, the council cited its impact on public health, specifically the health benefits of breast-feeding.

 

 

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