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EBR Metro Council defeats fairness ordinance 8-4

7 months ago Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:34:08 PM CDT August 13, 2014 Wednesday, August 13 2014 Aug 13, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted down a controversial fairness ordinance 8-4 Wednesday night after multiple meetings with impassioned pleas from both sides of the debate.

The ordinance would have banned discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender people.

Security had been increased at City Hall since Council member C. Denise Marcelle, who authored the ordinance, said she has received threats for her support.

A number of protesters opposed to the ordinance gathered outside the Metro Council chambers ahead of the vote. Numerous business organizations and companies located in Baton Rouge voiced support for the ordinance at prior meetings.

VOTING FOR:
C. Denise Marcelle
Chandler Loupe
Donna Collins-Lewis
John Delgado

VOTING AGAINST:
Trae Welch
Chauna Banks-Daniel
Scott Wilson
Ronnie Edwards
Buddy Amoroso
Joel Boe
Tara Wicker
Ryan Heck

 

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