LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Opponents of a northwest Arkansas city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity say they'll continue challenging the legality of the measure after it was ratified by voters.
Fayetteville on Tuesday became the fifth city to pass a measure testing a new Arkansas law aimed at prohibiting local protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The ordinance, which was approved with 53 percent of the vote, is set to take effect in November.
Supporters said the measure's passage affirms Fayetteville as a welcoming place. A group opposed to the measure says it believes the ordinance violates state law.
The revised version was approved months after voters repealed an earlier anti-discrimination ordinance. Supporters reworked the ordinance to address voters' concerns.