They have expanded the city's anti-discrimination law to protect the LGBT community in city contracts, housing, employment and all public accommodations.
The vote approving the ordinance revision was 5-3. Councilmen Jim Waring, Bill Gates and Sal DiCiccio voted against the measure.Of course there were haters, complaining about sexual predators, but it wasn't enough to sway the vote.
The city currently prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information and marital status.
"This was the right thing to do for our city," Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said. "With 165 other cities, including Tucson and Flagstaff, adopting similar ordinances, some more than a decade ago, Phoenix had some catching up to do. We as a city value all our citizens, and consider diversity as our strength. It's good for business, it's good for our economy, and it's the right thing to do for Phoenix."