Some good news in Arkansas, the Conway City Council voted 6-2 in favor of adding sexual orientation and gender identity protections for city employees.
In effect immediately as a result of an emergency clause, the ordinance generated public feedback from both supporters and opponents, who filled many of the seats at Russell L "Jack" Roberts District Court Building in downtown Conway.Again, it's some good news for the state, considering the mess they are going through.
During the meeting, Conway Mayor Tab Townsell said he and the city would not back down from affording extra protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. He added that he was "proud" of the outcome.
Several in the audience, including two council members, expressed their desire for the topic to be tabled for a later date, allowing for more public input and more time for evaluation.