Tuesday, November 20, 2018
KANSAS PERFECT VILLAGE STANDS AGAINST LGBTQ DISCRIMINATION!!!
Suburban legislation offers a glimpse of increasing tolerance in Johnson County as the blue wave now reigns supreme in the progressive, richest and most populous Sunflower State enclave . . .
A giant leap forward for diversity & inclusion according to advocates . . .
Prairie Village Adopts Ordinance Barring LGBTQ Discrimination
Prairie Village city council members unanimously voted to pass a nondiscrimination ordinance that would offer legal protections to LGBTQ individuals.
It is based on a similar measure adopted in Roeland Park.
The ordinance would apply to city employees, city contractors, businesses within the city and landlords.
Moreover . . .
The suburban council took action where state and federal law hasn’t yet reached — barring discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity by the city, landlords and any business offering services to the public.
The ordinance should take effect in January, said a co-sponsor of the ordinance.
“We made a statement about who we are as Prairie Village,” he said. “We made a very emphatic statement tonight that we are an inclusive community.”.
The council debated ordinance for more than a month. It had been proposed only to include landlords who rented to at least four tenants and businesses with at least four employees. But the council changed the language to cover all rental housing and any business that serves the public.
The council also set fines for violating the non-discrimination rules at up to $1,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater.
Developing . . .