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Baton Rouge to consider fairness ordinance

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Baton Rouge Metro Council is again contemplating an anti-discrimination measure supported by the gay community. But it's unclear how the proposal will fare when council members cast their votes.

The "fairness ordinance," as it has been dubbed by its supporters, seeks to ban discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, veterans status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

At least four say they need more information about the version scheduled to be taken up July 23, while three came out as strictly opposed to it and two strongly in favor. Three council members didn't respond to calls and emails.


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