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Alaska city approves draft of wide-ranging equal rights law


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city council approved a draft ordinance to protect equal rights for residents covering a range of personal, cultural and social circumstances.

The first reading of an equal rights ordinance that passed last Thursday would prohibit discrimination based on factors including ethnicity, national origin, religion and marital status, The Ketchikan Daily News reported Tuesday.

The ordinance would also protect citizens from discrimination stemming from disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy and parenthood.

Ketchikan Mayor Bob S...

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