Monday, April 20, 2015

Airport Commission chair Wesley Clark backs Little Rock civil rights ordinance

Posted By on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 10:28 AM

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Wesley Clark, the former NATO commander who's now chair of the Little Rock Airport Commission, has added his support for the proposed Little Rock civil rights ordinance, on the City Board agenda Tuesday evening. It extends protections to LGBT people in city hiring and requires non-discrimination from those doing business with the city.

He notes the Airport Commission already has a similar non-discrimination policy for employees.

UPDATE: Owners of businesses on South Main also wrote a letter urging adoption of the ordinance.  It said, in part:

SoMa has a reputation for being one of Little Rock's most vibrant, diverse and inclusive areas. Many of those who come to South Main are visiting not just from around the country, but from all parts of the world. In light of the recent legislative agenda, we feel that Little Rock needs to make it clear that we are a welcoming and hospitable city, and that we are open for business to all.

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