St. Louis suburb expands discrimination ordinance

Friday, March 23, 2012 | 9:58 a.m. CDT

RICHMOND HEIGHTS — A St. Louis suburb has expanded its discrimination ordinance to prohibit bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Richmond Heights City Council voted 6-2 this week to approve the measure. Councilwoman Gina Mitten said discrimination is wrong regardless of the reason.

Councilman Mike Jones said the added protection could hurt owners of rental property who believe homosexuality is a sin.

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