Second Round for Anti-Discrimination Measure

The Kirksville City Commission will have another go-round at the proposed anti-discrimination ordinance at its August 5th meeting. With the support of two commissioners, the measure could continue to be brought up if it is defeated again. Moore than a dozen people spoke both for and against the vote two weeks ago, at the council’s meeting last night. The group was heavily in favor of the measure — 11 spoke for it, while four praised the council for blocking it.

A lot of revisions have been made to address objections the first go-round. For example, the Human Rights Commission is gone, replaced with mediation and a single compliance officer. The new proposal also reduces the proposed consequence of discrimination based on sexual preference from a fine and jail time to simply a fine.