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1:07 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

AUDIO: Kirksville mayor changes vote, anti-discrimination ordinance passes

Kirksville Mayor Richard Detweiler
Credit City of Kirksville

The Kirksville City Council voted 3-2 Monday night to pass an ordinance that adds sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination policy. A similar ordinance failed on an earlier attempt in July, being shot down 3-2.

The deciding vote was Kirksville Mayor Richard Detweiler. He voted against the measure in July, and for it Monday night. Detweiler says it was a very difficult process that, looking back, he would have handled differently from the beginning.

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