Juneau passes equal rights ordinance

 Juneau, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska (KTUU)
Published: Aug. 22, 2016 at 10:26 PM AKDT
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The Juneau Assembly passed an equal rights ordinance on Monday night that creates protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

According to the Juneau Empire, the Juneau Assembly voted 8 to 1 approving the city ordinance. The new ordinance prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The measure goes into effect in 30 days.

Juneau is the second major city in Alaska to pass a non-discrimination ordinance that includes sexual orientation. Anchorage passed a similar measure in September 2015.