Keep Fayetteville Fair Hosting Teleconference On Civil Rights Ordinance

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Keep Fayetteville Fair, an organization rallying Fayetteville residents together in support of a controversial civil rights ordinance, is hosting a teleconference on Monday evening (Nov. 10) to discuss the ordinance, according to a news release

The ordinance, passed in August by the Fayetteville City Council after nine hours of public discussion, is set to be voted on by the public after a petition with 5,714 signatures on it was turned in to Fayetteville City Clerk Sondra Smith. A special election scheduled for Dec. 9 will ultimately decide the fate of the ordinance.

It prohibits local businesses and entities from discriminating against customers and others based on gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and other factors.

Keep Fayetteville Fair is hosting the teleconference at 7 p.m., the release states. Residents can speak with Anne Shelley, spokesperson for Keep Fayetteville Fair and Matthew Petty, a Fayetteville Alderman about the ordinance and have their questions answered.

To call in, dial 877-229-8493 and enter the pin number 113050 when prompted, the release states.

On Nov. 7, the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce adopted a resolution stating they supported the repeal of the civil rights ordinance. Keep Fayetteville Fair supports keeping the ordinance in place, the release states.

4 comments

  • Kevin

    Makes you wonder why they are pushing it so hard? Probably something in it for them. Therefore its no good for the average citizen. Its probably good if you love filing lawsuits against businesses for stupid stuff.

  • Kevin

    Keep Fayetteville fair sounds like a communist slogan lets vote against this ordinance and keep fayetteville free.

  • Richard S. Drake

    I am sick to death of this website and the immaturity of the person who CENSORS it.
    You can spout sll sorts of vile bigotry, but just type in the word that rhymes with “day” and it is like 1954, and not 2014.

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