Wichita passes ordinance aimed at banning discrimination


October 13, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita City Council passed on Tuesday an ordinance aimed at banning discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.

After four months of delays, the council voted 6-1 to approve the measure, the Wichita Eagle reported. Council member Jeff Blubaugh cast the lone dissenting vote.

Council members rejected a proposed exemption that would have allowed religious groups to fire or refuse to hire LGBTQ individuals, an amendment proposed by council member Jared Cerullo, the first openly gay man to serve on the council.

Cerullo said the proposed amendment...

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