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Columbus mayor adds protected classes to human rights ordinance

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – A new ordinance to amend Columbus’ human rights ordinance was signed by Mayor Kristen Brown Tuesday.

The amended ordinance adds age, sexual orientation, general identity and veteran status as protected citizens, according to 24-Hour News 8’s partners at The Republic.

The measure was approved during a final reading at Tuesday night’s city hall meeting.

The vote came five years after the first proposal to make additions to the LGBT community as protected citizens and represents the first time protected classes were added to the ordinance in 26 years.

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