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City of Clarkston passes Non-Discrimination Ordinance, third of its kind in Georgia

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City of Clarkston passes Non-Discrimination Ordinance, third of its kind in Georgia

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On Tuesday, April 2, the City of Clarkston passed the Non-Discrimination Ordinance at the city council meeting, making it the third city in Georgia with this type of law.

According to a recent press release, the city council “passed a sweeping nondiscrimination ordinance to protect LGBTQ people, making it only the third city in Georgia with such protections.”

The Clarkston city council has spent the past several months working on this ordinance.

“This ordinance is an important step for our city to truly codify our stance as welcoming to all, and is critical to our ability to safeguard our neighbors civil and human rights,” City Councilmember Andrea Cervone said in a recent press release.

The Non-Discrimination Ordinance will ban discrimination against:

– Sexual orientation and gender identity in private employment, public accommodations, and housing
– Race
– Religion
– Color
– Sex
– Disability
– National origin
– Age
– Ancestry
– Military status

Clarkston is the “most ethnically diverse square mile in America,” known for its acceptance of immigrants and refugees.