Arkansas Baptist News
FAYETTEVILLE – Fayetteville citizens voted to ratify the city’s Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance by a slim margin Sept. 8.
Originally passed by the city council June 16, the law is a revised version of a law that the council passed in August of 2014 and that was then repealed by a popular vote last December.
The new law is set to take effect Nov. 7 and “prohibits discrimination in employment, housing or places of public accommodation on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity,” according to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.
The Democrat-Gazette also reported that the law would create a seven-member Civil Rights Commission, appointed by the Fayetteville City Council, which will review complaints covered by the ordinance.