Sexual orientation added to anti-discrimination policy amendment

The city council meeting was filled with people in support of adding sexual orientation to the amendment
The city council meeting was filled with people in support of adding sexual orientation to the amendment

(WMC-TV) - The Memphis City Council just voted to add sexual orientation to an amendment that could update the city's anti-discrimination policy.

That was round one in a two part battle.

Councilman Lee Harris' amendment originally proposed adding age, disability, and national origin to the city's anti-discrimination rules.

The second part of the battle will be a vote on the amendment.

The City Council will deliberate whether or not to approve the amendment to include age, disability, national origin and sexual orientation.

The city council delayed a final vote on whether they can change the overall ordinance due to legal concerns.  It will be delayed for 30 days.

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