Eureka Springs votes for equality

Posted on 13 May 2015 at 11:04am

Eureka SpringsBy almost a 3-to-1 margin, voters in Eureka Springs, Ark. voted to uphold the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance passed by the city council in February, according to the Eureka Springs Independent.

The ordinance prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

The chamber of commerce president campaigned for repeal and was fired from his position.

The Arkansas legislature passed a state law that would prevent cities from protecting its citizens with nondiscrimination ordinances and goes into effect in July.

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