The Jonesboro Sun reports the proposed ordinance failed to get enough support to advance at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
The Arkansas State University Gay-Straight Alliance advocated for changes similar to protections approved earlier this year in Conway and North Little Rock. Students told the aldermen that Jonesboro should be a welcoming place.
No one spoke against the change.
Article continues belowArkansas is set to become the second state it the nation to bar municipalities from enacting certain anti-discrimination protections.
That prohibition doesn’t prevent local governments from enacting anti-discrimination policies for their own employees.