Effort to Repeal Shreveport Gay Rights Law Halted

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A City Council member in Shreveport has, for now, halted his effort to repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance.

The law in question bans discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in employment, housing and public spaces.

Shreveport council member Ron Webb had cast the only dissenting vote when the ordinance was approved last month. An ordinance to repeal the measure was later introduced. However Webb withdrew the proposal at Tuesday's council meeting after an hour of public comment. He said the issue would be discussed at a later date.

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