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Springfield, Mo., voters repeal LGBT anti-discrimination law

Springfield, Mo., voters repeal LGBT anti-discrimination law

Voters in Springfield, Mo., voted by a slim margin to repeal protections against discrimination for the city’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens. The measure passed in Missouri’s third-largest city with 51.4% of the vote Tuesday night. "We are still here for each other, and we will still work together to continue to make Springfield a welcoming place for all people," A.J. Bockelman, executive director of the LGBT rights group PROMO, said in a statement. "Tomorrow, just as today, we continue working to achieve equality." Last October, Springfield’s city council added sexual orientation and gender identity to an existing...

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