Fayetteville Chamber Of Commerce Supports Civil Rights Ordinance

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce started displaying “For Fayetteville” signs in their office windows.

For Fayetteville is a group that supports the Uniform Civil Rights Protection Ordinance 5781, which protects the LGBT community from discrimination by businesses and housing agents.

“We thank the Chamber and the 1,200 businesses they represent for their continued support,” the group stated in a press release.

According to the group, 406 Fayetteville businesses have signed their Equality Business Pledge. Every pledge is displayed at their office at 16 W. Center St.

The special election for the ordinance will be Sept. 8. Early voting starts Sept. 1.


  • Randy Ingle

    Considering there are already discrimination laws on both State and Federal level I for one do not understand the need for this ordinance. Could it be just a radical homosexual ploy? I also tried to find a lawsuit by a homosexual in Fayetteville where someone was denied a job due to their sexual preference and could not find one.

    • Never go full liberal

      They are trying to solve a non-existent problem, so yes it is a ploy. No more donations to the chamber of commerce, take all your tax dollars to Rogers. Anything you can buy at the mall you can buy at Pinnacle and then some.

      • Randy Ingle

        I sense they are not trying to solve a non-existent problem rather force their radical agenda upon everyone. Considering there are already discrimination laws on the books this makes no sense to me.

      • Never go full liberal

        Oh you can bet the farm that there are perverse reasons they are wanting their agenda passed, and if it does pass it will not be good for Fayetteville or the U of A. Eureka Springs has already been marked off of my list of quick weekend getaway sites, not that Fayetteville was on that list but I will not do business there for fear of “offending” someone and getting into a frivolous lawsuit. You can guarantee there will be a bunch of that going on.

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