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Wilkes-Barre Approves LGBT Ordinance

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre City Council gave final approval to the city’s LGBT ordinance Thursday evening. When it becomes law in about two weeks, ...
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WILKES-BARRE -- Wilkes-Barre City Council gave final approval to the city's LGBT ordinance Thursday evening.

When it becomes law in about two weeks, it will ban discrimination against people in Wilkes-Barre because of their sexual orientation.

It also prohibits firing people or denying them housing on the basis of their sexual orientation.

The council in Wilkes-Barre voted 5-to-zero to approve the LGBT ordinance.