Scottsdale City Council Unanimously Passes Fully-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

by Wyatt Ronan

ARIZONA — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, responds to the Scottsdale City Council’s unanimous passage of a fully-inclusive, comprehensive non-discrimination ordinance last night. The ordinance prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

The Human Rights Campaign applauds the Scottsdale City Council and Mayor Ortega for taking concrete steps to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their workplaces, in securing housing, and in community life. Real equality begins with full legal protections, and the City of Scottsdale is delivering on the promise of legal equality for every resident. We’re grateful for the partnership of ONE Community and Equality Arizona in fighting for these robust protections. As a result of this ordinance, LGBTQ people in Scottsdale will be better protected from discrimination.

Bridget Sharpe, Human Rights Campaign Arizona State Director

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