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Tue Jul 21, 2020, 03:01 AM

Anti-LGBTQ discrimination to be banned in Ketchikan following unanimous City Council vote

An ordinance that prohibits discrimination against LGTBQ individuals in Ketchikan city limits was passed Thursday. The local law was approved by the Ketchikan City Council over the objections of religious advocates.
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Ketchikanís new protections for LGBTQ individuals unanimously approved by the City Council are wide-ranging.

Though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this summer that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in employment, the rulingís impact in other settings isnít settled.

Ketchikanís ordinance also bans discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in housing and in public businesses.

The proposal followed a high-profile demonstration outside Heavenly Creations, a Ketchikan flower shop, after the owner reportedly refused to take an order for a same-sex wedding.

Read more: https://www.krbd.org/2020/07/17/anti-lgbtq-discrimination-to-be-banned-in-ketchikan-following-unanimous-city-council-vote/

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bobbieinok Jul 2020 #1

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Tue Jul 21, 2020, 03:12 AM

1. Late 80s we spent night there, then fook ship,back south

I was fascinated by the totem poles!

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