Fayetteville Repeals Protections for LGBTs

Peter Loris, chairman of the Washington County Election Commission, watches as volunteers count ballots Tuesday night inside the Washington County Courthouse. Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff
Peter Loris, chairman of the Washington County Election Commission, watches as volunteers count ballots Tuesday night inside the Washington County Courthouse.
Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

In a special election Tuesday, voters in Fayetteville, Arkansas, repealed a civil-rights ordinance that prohibited business owners and landlords from firing or evicting individuals based on sexual orientation, gender identity, economic background, marital status, or veteran status. A group called Repeal 119 had gathered enough signatures to put the ordinance, which passed on Aug. 20, up for a vote. The ordinance was repealed 52 percent to 48 percent.

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast

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