W. Va. City Expands Anti-Discrimination Law

Associated Press

Tuesday December 24, 2013

Huntington's City Council has added sexual orientation and veteran status to an ordinance that prohibits discrimination such as denying employment.

The fairness ordinance already bars discrimination based on race, religion and other personal identifiers.

The Herald-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/19cVbJl ) reports that the council voted 11-0 Monday to amend the ordinance.

Fairness West Virginia member Justin Murdock says the vote indicates that Huntington is becoming a more progressive city.

Fairness West Virginia lobbies for the rights of the state's lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community.

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