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Disability Amendment Stands in Human Relations Ordinance
At the previous council meeting, Ms. Thacker offered the amendment which initiated a debate. Both Thacker and Rick Simmons stated to council they would vote “no” unless the disabled was substituted for the now, non-politically correct “handicap”.
Prior to conducting legal research, McClure had expressed concern that an alteration might “make a mess of the ordinance”. The caution led to council members discussing alternate scenarios, if the research supported the use of "handicap".
The ordinance which will have its second reading Monday, Dec. 23, adds sexual orientation and veterans to the list of those groups protected from discrimination.