ROELAND PARK, Kan. — Roeland Park has become the second city in Kansas to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Residents demanded a revote after a councilwoman was absent from the original vote in July. The law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public service.
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Lawrence is the only other city in Kansas that includes sexual orientation and gender identity in its anti-discrimination ordinance. Kansas City, Missouri, has a similar ordinance.
Opponents of the ordinance say they will petition the city to put the issue to a citywide vote in November.
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