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Manhattan, KS commissioners vote to repeal anti-discrimination ordinance

Thursday, May 5, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. — City Commissioners this week voted to repeal a controversial ordinance that added sexual orientation and gender identity to its anti-discrimination policy.

The ordinance would have prohibited discrimination of LGBT residents in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations.

The vote Tuesday was 3-2 and a second reading must be approved before the ordinance is officially repealed, the Associated Press reported.

The previous commission had passed the ordinance in February, making Manhattan the second city in the state to protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation. But new council members were elected in April and opponents of the ordinance continued to push for its repeal.

Commissioner Wynn Butler said he supported the repeal because the amended ordinance puts Manhattan city law in front of Kansas law.

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5 more reader comments:

  1. YYay ks!@!

    Posted on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 5:45am
  2. Why is repealing this a good thing?

    Posted on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 9:56am
  3. Everyone realizes this is a bad thing, right? Sigh, I`m so proud of my state… *sarcasm*

    Posted on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:22am
  4. What the HECK?! ughhhhhhh

    Posted on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 2:06pm
  5. Beware of the Tea Party. Two of the new members of our city commission are members. They made repeal of the ordinance, the first in Kansas to include sexual orientation and gender identity, their first action. Anyone who says the Tea Party is about debt issues and not social issues is fooling themselves.

    Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:55am