Springfield Rejects Changes To Non-Discrimination Codes

The Human Rights Commission's meetings in Springfield City Hall have been standing-room only for the past several months.(Photo: Flickr)
The Human Rights Commission's meetings in Springfield City Hall have been standing-room only for the past several months.(Photo: Flickr)

A human rights commission in Springfield have rejected a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s non-discrimination codes for fair housing and job protection.

Last night’s 3-2 vote by the Springfield Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights ended months of debate, often in standing-room only meetings.

Mayor Warren Copeland and Commissioner Karen Duncan voted in favor of the measure, with the other three commissioners opposed. The vote was taken before a City Hall crowd so large that some people were not allowed inside. Opponents and supporters of the measure both agree the debate will continue going forward.

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  • Mcclintock_crosby

    In the past my partner and I have enjoyed biking the Little Miami Trail, which goes through Springfield, staying at area motels and eating in local restaurants.
    We’ll stay and eat in Yellow Springs from now on. We are welcome there.

    Mike Crosby
    Columbus