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Faith leaders who support the ordinance spoke on the steps of City Hall ahead of the vote Thursday by the city council that could add protections for gender identity, sexual orientation and veteran status to the list of protected classes in San Antonio.
San Antonio's non-discrimination ordinance is not only attracting supporters and opposition from secular communities, faith leaders are also weighing in on the issue that would add gender identity, sexual orientation and veteran status to the list of protected classes in the city.
The proposal has been on the table for months, allowing ample time for dialogue and debate.
But the conversation will conclude on Thursday when the city council will finally vote on whether to add the three groups of people to the list of protections already in place.
Originally published on Sun July 28, 2013 12:34 pm
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