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City Council Could Send Nondiscrimination Amendments to the Voters

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Springfield voters may soon have the opportunity to decide if protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity will be added to the city’s nondiscrimination law. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser has details.

Springfield City Council will vote August 27th on an emergency bill that could send the protection amendments to the voters. If the council passes the bill, the amendments will be on the November ballot. If the council does not pass the bill they will continue with a public hearing on the amendments. Residents are invited to attend the meeting to weigh in on whether the issue should be put to a vote. A release from the city says that comments will be limited to three minutes. The August 27th meeting starts at 6:30 PM and will be held in City Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall.

For KSMU News, I’m Melanie Foehrweiser.