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Scottsdale unanimously passes LGBTQ anti-discrimination ordinance

Scottsdale is now the eighth city in Arizona to adopt such a law.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Scottsdale City Council unanimously approved a city law Tuesday night that gives new the LGBTQ+ community new protections from discrimination.

The ordinance states that families are fully protected from discrimination in public accommodations, employment, and housing in the city of Scottsdale.

Scottsdale is now the eighth city in Arizona to adopt such a law.

Most recently, Mesa adopted a similar law in March, but the city is facing pushback from faith-based groups who have organized petitions in favor of dropping the law.

Even still, a regional leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Democratic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has voiced support for protections for the LGBTQ+ community.

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