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Anti-Bias Ordinance Passes 5-1

After almost five hours of lengthy and sometimes heated discussion at the Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting tonight, the council appears to be passing the antidiscrimination ordinance. Council members Dan Gookin, Deanna Goodlander, Woody McEvers and Deanna Goodlander have announced their intention to vote for the proposal. Councilman Steve Adams has said he was against the ordinance. That's 4-1 with Councilman Mike Kennedy (who is serving as mayor tonight in Mayor Sandi Bloem's absence due to illness) already on record in favor of the ordinance. That's 4 votes. Councilman Woody McEvers is talking. He sounds as though he is going to support the ordinance, too. Councilman Edinger attempted to amend the ordinance that would reduce violation of the ordinance from a misdemeanor to an infraction. But couldn't get a second. Also, Edinger failed to get a second for a motion that would remove the word "transgender" from the ordinance.

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