Voters will soon decide the fate of Fayetteville’s new civil rights ordinance which offers protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic background, marital status, or veteran status.
What began as a discussion about amendments to Fayetteville’s Civil Rights Administration ordinance quickly spiraled into an argument about whether the ordinance should be repealed on the spot.
The vote mirrored a 4-3 decision made during the commission’s regular meeting on Monday when commissioners twice met in a closed, executive session to narrow the field of over 50 applicants for the job.
Mayor Lioneld Jordan and University of Arkansas Chancellor David Gearhart said they want the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce to take back its opposition to Fayetteville’s civil rights ordinance.
The call-in meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10. Residents who wish to participate should call 877-229-8493. The PIN is 113050.
Officials with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce held a press conference Friday morning to announce a call for repeal of the city’s contentious new civil rights ordinance.
Supporters of a contentious civil rights ordinance today responded to news that the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce had come out against the new law.
The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce has officially called for a repeal of a new law that would prohibit business owners and landlords from unjustly firing or evicting someone because of their sexual orientation and other characteristics.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have so far donated $10,000 toward the campaigns of the three most outspoken opponents to Fayetteville’s new Civil Rights Administration ordinance.
Washington County Circuit Judge Mark Lindsay dismissed a lawsuit Thursday that aimed to block a Dec. 9 special election to uphold or repeal Fayetteville’s new Civil Rights Administration ordinance.
Washington County Circuit Judge Mark Lindsay heard from Kristin Higgins, the plaintiff in the case, and several witnesses before the court recessed Wednesday evening.
A lawsuit filed in Washington County Friday aims to block a Dec. 9 special election that would uphold or repeal Fayetteville’s new civil rights ordinance.
A group working to repeal Fayetteville’s new civil rights ordinance is one step closer to getting its preferred language on a Dec. 9 special election ballot.
Fayetteville aldermen on Tuesday agreed on what a “For” vote should mean when residents cast ballots in the upcoming special election to uphold or repeal a contentious new anti-discrimination ordinance.
Petitioners have suggested a “For” vote be used to repeal the ordinance, but Fayetteville City Attorney Kit Williams said that could be confusing to voters.