Phelps Clan Forces Vote On Gay Rights Law
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
(Topeka, Kansas) Opponents of a Topeka city ordinance banning discrimination against gays in city hiring have collected enough votes to either force the city council to repeal the law or put the issue to voters.
Followers of anti-gay crusader Fred Phelps gathered 6,333 names on a petition to reopen the issue - more than enough required under the city charter.
If the petitions are certified the city has 20 days to decide whether to rescind the law or put it to voters. A vote would have to come within 90 days. If approved, the measure would not only rescind the ordinance but try to prevent council members from passing a similar one in the future.