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Anti-Discrimination Law Passes In Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – The Little Rock city council passed an anti-discrimination ordinance by a vote of seven to two. The ordinance makes it illegal for th...
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LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – The Little Rock city council passed an anti-discrimination ordinance by a vote of seven to two.

The ordinance makes it illegal for the city of Little Rock and its employees to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It also requires private businesses working for the city to sign an anti-discrimination agreement as part of their contract.

“After the session this statement was needed and I think it’s a huge positive statement that we made tonight,” said Director Kathy Webb. “Several people have asked for a copy of it and they’ve asked for tips and I do believe in the next few days we’ll see several other places talking about this.”

The issue was barely discussed by the council, who voted to skip the public comment period to expedite the process. It was passed within ten minutes.

To read the full story on our affiliate station’s website KTHV – Channel 11, click here.