Council votes "no" on anti-discrimination bill
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville City Council has just voted no to the anti-discrimination bill.
The vote on bill 2012-296 was 17 - 2 in opposition for the bill, described as the human rights ordinance. The bill would have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation. It was meant to change the current anti-discrimination law to reflect the rights of gay and lesbian people in the community.
The bill was heavily debated over the past couple of months. There was a lot of opposition, but several well-known local politicians offered their support in favor of the bill.
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