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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Topeka Accepts Stripped Down Gay Law
by Newscenter Staff

(Topeka, Kansas) The Topeka City Council Wednesday night voted for a stripped down version of legislation to ban discrimination in hiring on the basis of sexual orientation. 

In a 5-4 vote council removed protections for the transgendered in the bill which covers only city hiring practices and not the private sector.

The legislation was seen as the first civic litmus test of where America's gays stand following this month's election.

Several dozen speakers, many from the Topeka-based Fred Phelps cult, slammed the ordinance, claiming it "endorses sin".


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