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Effort to Force Referendum on Non-Discrimination Ordinance in San Antonio Fails

An effort to force a referendum on the LGBT inclusive non-discrimination ordinance passed last month in San Antonio failed today due to a lack of public support. 

The ordinance updated the city’s existing non-discrimination law to include protections in housing, public accommodations, city contracting and city employment to LGBT people.  The ordinance passed in an 8-3 vote despite an ugly campaign against it which, after the bill passed, continued into a signature-gathering effort to force a referendum of the bill. 

However, opponents of the bill failed to submit enough signatures by today’s deadline.

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