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Leesburg leaders pass law banning bias based on sexual orientation

Leesburg leaders pass law banning bias based on sexual orientation

LEESBURG — City commissioners on Tuesday night passed a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation after two contentious public hearings this month that divided the commission and members of the public. Commissioner Dan Robuck introduced the ordinance two weeks ago in hopes of sending a message that the city is against discrimination in every form. The measure also includes protections based on race, religion and gender. The measure, which passed 3-2, prohibits discrimination in public and private workplaces. Businesses also may not deny services to customers because of their sexual identity or race. Robuck was met with some fierce opposition from his colleagues...

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