By The Associated Press and Rebecca White
9:26 PM CDT, May 21, 2012
The Salina City Council has given final approval to adding sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination law according to our news partners at The Salina Journal.
The vote was approved by a 3 to 2 vote tonight and will go into effect on June 4th.
After hours of discussion and debate last Monday night, the Salina City Commission gave initial approval to adding sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination law. It passed in a vote of 3-2.
The law would prevent a person's sexual orientation to be taking into consideration for employment, housing and public accommodations.
The Salina Journal reports businesses with city contracts that have fewer than four employees and those who do less than $20,000 a year in business with the city would be exempt.
Commissioners agreed to recommend the city take a year to make the changes in contracts for goods and services as the contracts come up for renewal. They also will recommend a 60-day period for more public education about the changes before they are implemented.
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