Tuesday, December 10, 2013

No matter your preference Shreveport's new Fairness Ordinance sets a tone for acceptance of you and yours

"PACE (People Acting for Change and Equality) and Forum for Equality congratulate the Shreveport City Council for passing a "Fairness Ordinance" that protects all Shreveport residents from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on their sexual orientation or gender identity," says Adrienne Critcher.

"This ordinance had bipartisan support from the City Council, was strongly supported by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and the Shreveport Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce, and had a strong endorsement from The Shreveport Times. Since 2009, City of Shreveport public employees and contractors have had these protections in the workplace. This ordinance will put Shreveport in agreement with over 188 cities throughout the nation, the vast majority of Fortune 500 companies, and the opinions of a majority of Americans in all 435 U.S. Congressional districts."

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