A new city ordinance would protect the LGBTQ community against discrimination

WICHITA, Kansas – According to the statement, the council members discussed an anti-discrimination ordinance and presented an amendment to it, adding eight lines regarding enforcement of anyone who violates guidelines.

The council members passed the ordinance four to three, banning discrimination in the city based on things like race, religion, sex and age. 

The officials believe that implementing guidelines like this could help boost the economy.

Some council members turned down the proposal, saying the amendment is rushed. 

The new ordinance will allow the city attorney to receive complaints and hold hearings regarding anti-discrimination based on things like age, race, sex and religion. They would also be allowed to issue fines and both would be enforceable through municipal court.

State leaders are grateful for city leaders who step up and have hard conversations implementing important change