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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Baton Rouge more enlightened than Little Rock?

Posted By on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM

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Baton Rouge, home of Bobby Jindal, more enlightened than Little RockThis from the Advocate in Baton Rouge:

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. It doesn’t apply to religious groups, private clubs and restrooms, and those who violate it are given a “good faith” one-time pass before alleged victims of discrimination could bring a lawsuit in district court.

Our City Board likes convenience stores and taxi monopolies. Human rights? Not even on the agenda. At least Baton Rouge's council may vote on it. The newspaper found 2 in favor, 3 opposed and 4 undecided.

Maybe the election of Kathy Webb as a Little Rock director will broaden the city board's horizons.

Meanwhile, thank goodness Arkansas has Eureka Springs.

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