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Carmelyn P. Malalis is the commissioner and chair of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the agency charged with enforcing the New York City Human Rights Law. The views expressed are the writer's own.
(CNN)If you've ever stood in line for a public restroom in a crowded coffee shop, you know what it's like to wait. But imagine if at the end of that wait someone stopped you from using the bathroom. Not because it was occupied or broken, but because of who you are.