springfield city council http://kbia.org en Springfield council tables ordinance changes http://kbia.org/post/springfield-council-tables-ordinance-changes <p>The Springfield City Council voted to table a proposal to expand the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.</p><p>The city is considering prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The council was considering Monday night whether to vote on the issue or put it to a public vote.</p><p>Instead, the council voted 7-2 to postpone action on the ordinance.</p><p>The city will instead appoint a task force to work toward a compromise on an issue that has created passionate debate for weeks.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:19:26 +0000 Associated Press 20148 at http://kbia.org Springfield council tables ordinance changes Springfield group pushes discrimination ban http://kbia.org/post/springfield-group-pushes-discrimination-ban-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Springfield City Council is being asked to consider ordinances that would ban discrimination against gay people.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Mayor&#39;s Commission on Human Rights sent three proposed ordinances to the city council that are designed to work together to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.</p><p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 22:50:39 +0000 Associated Press 9152 at http://kbia.org